acetonitrile


ace·to·ni·trile

noun \ə-ˌsē-tō-ˈnī-trəl, ˌa-sə-tō-, -ˌtrī(-ə)l\

Definition of ACETONITRILE

:  the colorless liquid nitrile CH3CN of acetic acid used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent

First Known Use of ACETONITRILE

1848

ace·to·ni·trile

noun \ˌas-ə-tō-ˈnī-trəl, ə-ˈsēt-ō-, -ˌtrēl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACETONITRILE

: the colorless liquid nitrile CH3CN of acetic acid usually made by dehydration of acetamide and used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent—called also methyl cyanide

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