thioglycollate

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Etymology[edit]

thio- +‎ glycollate

Noun[edit]

thioglycollate (plural thioglycollates)

  1. (organic chemistry) A sulfur-substituted glycolate
    • 1966, Arthur Jarrett et al., Dermatology: A Functional Introduction[1], page 96:
      Thioglycollates are potential skin-sensitising agents, and strong solutions can cause serious damage to the skin because of their keratolytic action.
  2. (microbiology) A growth medium containing sodium thioglycollate and other substances
    cultured in thioglycollate broth