cyanamide

noun

cy·​an·​a·​mide sī-ˈa-nə-məd How to pronounce cyanamide (audio)
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: a caustic acidic compound CH2N2
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Examples of cyanamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were given a Cyanokit, which is used to treat cyanamide poisoning in people exposed to smoke from a fire, and taken to a hospital. oregonlive, 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cyanamide was in 1838

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“Cyanamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyanamide. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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