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mer•cap•tan



Pronunciation: (mur-kap'tan), [key]
n. Chem.
any of a class of sulfur-containing compounds having the type formula RSH, in which R represents a radical, and having an extremely offensive, garlicky odor.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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