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A pungent and irritating sulfur analog of an isocyanate, characterized by the NCS group, that is present in mustard oils.
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|Noun||1.||isothiocyanate - a family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations|
horseradish, horseradish root - the root of the horseradish plant; it is grated or ground and used for seasoning
mustard - any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
Raphanus sativus, radish - Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw
Allium cepa, onion plant, onion - bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
chemical irritant - a substance producing irritation
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