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phen·yl·thi·o·car·ba·mide(fĕn′əl-thī′ō-kär′bə-mīd′, -kär-băm′īd, fē′nəl-)
n. Abbr. PTC
A crystalline compound, C7H8N2S, that tastes intensely bitter to people with a specific dominant gene and is used to test for the presence of the gene. Also called phenylthiourea.
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phen•yl•thi•o•car•ba•mide(ˌfɛn lˌθaɪ oʊˈkɑr bəˌmaɪd, -mɪd, -kɑrˈbæm aɪd, -ɪd, ˌfin-)
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.Abbr.: PTC Also called phen`yl•thi`o•u•re′a (-yʊˈri ə, -ˈyʊər i ə)
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