phenylthiourea


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phen·yl·thi·o·u·rea

 (fĕn′əl-thī′ō-yo͝o-rē′ə, fē′nəl-)

phenylthiourea

(ˌfiːnaɪlˌθaɪəʊˈjʊərɪə)
n
(Chemistry) chem a chemical compound that has a bitter taste depending on whether the individual who tastes it has a particular gene, with the compound having no taste to an individual who does not have the gene
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Homogenates were collected in cold tubes (on ice) previously coated with crystals of phenylthiourea to prevent melanization.
Ravikumar, Synthesis and Characterization of New Poly (azomethine ester) S having phenylthiourea Units, Eur.
This process was also phenoloxidase dependent, as treatment with phenylthiourea (PTU; a phenoloxidase inhibitor) significantly decreased [C.
Hind legs were severed with fine scissors and the exuded hemolymph collected in sterile centrifuge tubes, containing a few crystals of phenylthiourea (Eastman-Kodak, U.