ace·to·ni·trile noun \ə-ˌsē-tō-ˈnī-trəl, ˌa-sə-tō-, -ˌtrī(-ə)l\
: the colorless liquid nitrile CH3CN of acetic acid used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent
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ace·to·ni·trile noun \ˌas-ə-tō-ˈnī-trəl, ə-ˈsēt-ō-, -ˌtrēl\ (Medical Dictionary)
: 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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