methyl mercaptan

noun

: a pungent gas CH4S produced in the intestine by the decomposition of certain proteins and responsible for the characteristic odor of fetor hepaticus

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“Methyl mercaptan.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/methyl%20mercaptan. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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