phenylthiocarbamide
noun Date: 1879 a crystalline compound C7H8N2S that is extremely bitter or tasteless depending on the presence or absence of a single dominant gene in the taster — called also phenylthiourea, PTC

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  • Phenylthiocarbamide — Phénylthiocarbamide Phénylthiocarbamide …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Phénylthiocarbamide — Structure chi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Phenylthiocarbamide — Chembox new ImageFile=Phenylthiocarbamide structure.svg ImageSize= IUPACName=phenylthiourea OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo= 103 85 5 PubChem=676454 SMILES=C1=CC=C(C=C1)NC(=S)N MeSHName=Phenylthiourea Section2= Chembox Properties… …   Wikipedia

  • phenylthiocarbamide — phen·yl·thi·o·car·ba·mide (fĕn əl thī ō kärʹbə mīd , kär bămʹīd, fē nəl ) n. Abbr. PTC A crystalline compound, C6H5NHCSNH2, that tastes intensely bitter to people with a specific dominant gene and is used to test for the presence of the gene.… …   Universalium

  • phenylthiocarbamide — noun The N phenyl derivative of carbamide; it is either tasteless or has a bitter taste, depending on the genetic makeup of the person tasting it Syn: phenylthiourea …   Wiktionary

  • phenylthiocarbamide — SYN: phenylthiourea. * * * phen·yl·thio·car·ba·mide .fen əl .thī ō kär bə .mīd n a crystalline compound C7H8N2S that is extremely bitter or tasteless depending on the presence or absence of a single dominant gene in the taster called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • phenylthiocarbamide — phenyl·thiocarbamide …   English syllables

  • phenylthiocarbamide — PTC; n. a substance that tastes bitter to some individuals but is tasteless to others. Response to PTC appears to be controlled by a single pair of genes (alleles): ability to taste PTC is dominant to the inability to taste it …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • phenylthiocarbamide — phen•yl•thi•o•car•ba•mide [[t]ˌfɛn lˌθaɪ oʊˈkɑr bəˌmaɪd, mɪd, kɑrˈbæm aɪd, ɪd, ˌfin [/t]] n. biochem. a crystalline, slightly water soluble solid, C 6 H 5 NHCSNH 2 , that is either tasteless or bitter, depending upon the heredity of the taster,… …   From formal English to slang

  • phenylthiocarbamide — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: phenyl + thiocarbamide : phenylthiourea * * * phenylthiocarˈbamide noun A crystalline compound used to test for the presence of a certain dominant gene (the compound tasting bitter to those who possess the gene) • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

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