cyanoacrylate

noun

cy·​a·​no·​ac·​ry·​late ˌsī-ə-nō-ˈa-krə-ˌlāt How to pronounce cyanoacrylate (audio)
sī-ˌa-nō-
: any of several liquid acrylate monomers that readily polymerize as anions and are used as adhesives in industry and in closing wounds in surgery

Examples of cyanoacrylate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers develop the prints by letting cyanoacrylate vapor molecules react with components in the latent fingerprint residue. Partha Banerjee, Discover Magazine, 23 Jan. 2024 The mixture is impregnated with cyanoacrylate to turn the inlay into a composite, and the rings are finished with hand sanding and polishing. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Nov. 2021 The primary ingredient [in glue] is cyanoacrylate, meant to glue things like metals and paper, not the delicate skin of the face. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 13 Sep. 2019 Some also report success with household instant glue (cyanoacrylate). Joe, The Seattle Times, 17 Dec. 2017

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'cyanoacrylate.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyanoacrylate was in 1963

Dictionary Entries Near cyanoacrylate

Cite this Entry

“Cyanoacrylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyanoacrylate. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cyanoacrylate

noun
cy·​a·​no·​ac·​ry·​late ˌsī-ə-nō-ˈak-rə-ˌlāt, sī-ˌan-ō- How to pronounce cyanoacrylate (audio)
: any of several liquid acrylate monomers that readily polymerize as anions and are used as adhesives in industry and in medicine on living tissue to close wounds in surgery

More from Merriam-Webster on cyanoacrylate

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!