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thi•o•u•re•a



Pronunciation: (thī"ō-yoo-rē'u, -yoor'ē-u), [key]
n. Chem.
a colorless, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble solid, CH4N2S, derived from urea by replacement of the oxygen with sulfur: used chiefly in photography, inorganic synthesis, and to accelerate the vulcanization of rubber. Also called thiocarbamide.

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thiouracilthioxanthene

 

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