semi·​car·​ba·​zide ˌsem-i-ˈkär-bə-ˌzīd How to pronounce semicarbazide (audio)
: a crystalline compound CH5N3O that is used chiefly as a reagent for aldehydes and ketones

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“Semicarbazide.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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