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acrylonitrile

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noun ac·ry·lo·ni·trile \ˌa-krə-lō-ˈnī-trəl, -ˌtrēl\

Definition of acrylonitrile

  1. :  a colorless volatile flammable liquid nitrile C3H3N used chiefly in organic synthesis and for polymerization



Origin and Etymology of acrylonitrile

acrylic + -o- + nitrile


First Known Use: 1893


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acrylonitrile

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noun ac·ry·lo·ni·trile \ˌak-rə-lō-ˈnī-trəl, -ˌtrēl\

Medical Definition of acrylonitrile

  1. :  a colorless volatile flammable liquid nitrile C3H3N used chiefly in organic synthesis and for polymerization




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