/fen'l thuy'oh yoo ree"euh, -yoor"ee euh, -feen'-/, n. Biochem.
a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C6H5NHCSNH2, that is either tasteless or bitter, depending upon the heredity of the taster, and is used in medical genetics and as a diagnostic. Also called phenylthiocarbamide /fen'l thuy'oh kahr bam"uyd, -id, -kahr"beuh muyd', -mid, feen'-/.
[1895-1900; PHENYL + THIOUREA]

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