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

  • n. A colorless or pale yellow liquid, C3H3NS, containing a five-member ring composed of a nitrogen atom, a sulfur atom, and three carbon atoms, used in making dyes and fungicides.
  • n. Any of various derivatives of this compound.

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  • n. Any of a class of unsaturated heterocyclic compounds containing a ring of three carbon atoms, a sulphur and an nitrogen atom; especially the simplest one, C3H3SN.


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  • Cooked Tomatoes When fresh tomatoes are cooked down to make a thick sauce, they gain some flavors—notably rose- and violet-like fragments of the carotenoid pigments—but they lose the fresh “green” notes provided by unstable fragments of fatty acids and by a particular sulfur compound a thiazole.

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  • Cooperating with the I.G. Farbenindustry, which supplied the precious raw material for the work, he was able to prove that not an imidazole-ring (as suggested by Jansen and Donath), but a thiazole - and a pyrimidine-ring are present in vitamin

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  • "We initially isolated and characterized fluoromodules that generate fluorescence from the fluorogenic dyes thiazole orange and malachite green.

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