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Definition of "isothiocyanate" [isothiocyanate]

  • Any salt or ester of the hypothetical isothiocyanic acid; or the -NCS radical or the NCS-1 anion; isomeric with thiocyanate (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "isothiocyanate" in a sentence
  • "The benefit would likely be the same in other cruciferous vegetables that contain a compound called isothiocyanate, including brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, rocket or arugula, watercress and horseradish, they added."
  • "Another substance is phenethyl isothiocyanate PEITC, which may inhibit the emergence of lung tumors in animals that have been bred to create cancerous tumors."
  • "Watercress is a rich source of the glucosinolate derivatives phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) and methylsulphinylakyl isothiocyanates (MEITCs), which have a range of anticancer activities."