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cyanogen

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noun cy·an·o·gen \sī-ˈa-nə-jən\

Definition of cyanogen

  1. 1 :  a monovalent group −CN present in cyanides

  2. 2 :  a colorless flammable poisonous gas (CN)2



Origin and Etymology of cyanogen

French cyanogène, from cyan- + gène -gen


First Known Use: 1816


Medical Dictionary

cyanogen

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noun cy·ano·gen \sī-ˈan-ə-jən\

Medical Definition of cyanogen

  1. 1:  a monovalent group −CN present in cyanides

  2. 2:  a colorless flammable poisonous gas (CN)2




Learn More about cyanogen

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of cyanogen Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about cyanogen


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