Definition of thiourea in English:

thiourea

Syllabification: thi·o·u·re·a
Pronunciation: /ˌTHī-ōyəˈrēə
 
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noun

Chemistry
A synthetic crystalline compound used in photography and the manufacture of synthetic resins.
  • The sulfur analog of urea; chemical formula: SC(NH2)2
More 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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