Dictionary

hydrocyanic acid

noun hy·dro·cy·an·ic acid \ˌhī-drō-sī-ˈa-nik-\

Definition of HYDROCYANIC ACID

:  an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide HCN that is a poisonous weak acid and is used chiefly in fumigating and in organic synthesis

Origin of HYDROCYANIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1816

hydrocyanic acid

noun hy·dro·cy·an·ic acid \ˌhī-drō-sī-ˌan-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROCYANIC ACID

:  an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide HCN that is an extremely poisonous weak acid used especially in fumigating—called also prussic acid

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hydrocyanidePrevious Word in the Dictionary: HydroctenaAll Words Near: hydrocyanic acid
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears