Definition of isothiocyanate in English:

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isothiocyanate

Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˌθʌɪə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪəneɪt/

noun

Chemistry
A compound containing the group —N=C=S as a substituent or ligand.
Example sentences
  • Raw cabbage is rich in glucosinolate, which fermentation breaks down into isothiocyanates and other cancer-fighting compounds.
  • The pungency of wasabi, horseradish, Brussels sprouts, and mustards comes from compounds called isothiocyanates.
  • Broccoli, cabbage and other members of the brassica family contain sulforaphane as well as indoles and isothiocyanates, which appear to fight various cancers.

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Line breaks: iso|thio|cyan¦ate

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