cy·​an·​a·​mide | \ sī-ˈa-nə-məd How to pronounce cyanamide (audio) \

Definition of cyanamide

1 : a caustic acidic compound CH2N2

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, "1 seriously hurt in SE Portland house fire; 5 escape," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of cyanamide

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cyanamide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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