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nitrile

noun ni·trile \ˈnī-trəl, -ˌtrī(-ə)l\

Definition of NITRILE

:  an organic cyanide containing the group CN which on hydrolysis yields an acid with elimination of ammonia
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Origin of NITRILE

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + -il, -ile (from Latin -ilis 1-ile)
First Known Use: 1848

Rhymes with NITRILE

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nitrile

noun ni·trile \ˈnī-trəl, -ˌtrēl\

Medical Definition of NITRILE

:  an organic cyanide containing the group CN which on hydrolysis yields an acid with elimination of ammonia

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