Definition of acetonitrile
: the colorless liquid nitrile CH3CN of acetic acid used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent
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To identify the unique neurotoxin, the biologists cut out the venom ducts from several snails, froze them, pulverized them, and then extracted the peptides from the pulp with a mixture of water and the solvent acetonitrile.
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