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thiourea Line breaks: thio|urea
Pronunciation: /ˌθʌɪə(ʊ)jʊˈriːə/

Definition of thiourea in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A synthetic crystalline compound used in photography and the manufacture of synthetic resins.
Example sentences
  • Isothiocyanate reacts spontaneously with amino groups to form thiourea which interferes in the thyroid gland with the organification of iodide and the formation of thyroid hormone.
  • All three have been shown to be active in a variety of yeast-based screens and there is some evidence that urethane and thiourea may induce free radicals in yeast cells.
  • Though the mutagenic activity of ethylene thiourea is well documented, very little is known about the deleterious effects of zineb.
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