allyl isothiocyanate

noun

allyl iso·​thio·​cy·​a·​nate -ˌī-sō-ˌthī-ə-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt, -nət How to pronounce allyl isothiocyanate (audio)
: a colorless pungent irritating liquid ester C4H5NS that is the chief constituent of mustard oil used in medicine and is used as a flavoring agent and as a medical counterirritant

called also allyl mustard oil

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“Allyl isothiocyanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/allyl%20isothiocyanate. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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