thiouracil

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Etymology[edit]

thio- +‎ uracil

Noun[edit]

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thiouracil (plural thiouracils)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of heterocycles based on 2-thioxo-1H-pyrimidin-4-one; the parent compound interferes with the synthesis of thyroxine and is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism