calcium cyanamide

noun

Definition of calcium cyanamide

: a compound CaCN2 used as a fertilizer and a weed killer and as a source of other nitrogen compounds

First Known Use of calcium cyanamide

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Calcium cyanamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcium%20cyanamide. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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