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Medical Term:

thetins

Pronunciation: the'tinz

Definition: Methyl sulfonium compounds, abundant in marine algae, in which the S-methyl group is “active,” and that therefore act as methyl donors in some plants; dimethylpropriothetin, (CH3)2S+–CH2–CH2–COO-.

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