phenylthiocarbamide love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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. Also called phenylthiourea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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


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