1. isothiocyanate

noun. a family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations.


  • Allium cepa
  • onion plant
  • horseradish
  • table mustard
  • Raphanus sativus
  • onion
  • mustard
  • radish
  • chemical irritant

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Sentences with isothiocyanate

1. Adjective
Isothiocyanates, oxazalidine-2-thione and isothiocyanate ion can cause goiter, by interfering with the production and secretion of essential thyroid hormones.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Allyl isothiocyanate isn't the only chemical you can use as a vermifluge, but alternatives such as potassium permanganate or formalin are harmful, and they may not be as effective.