cyanoacrylate

noun
cy·​a·​no·​ac·​ry·​late | \ ˌsī-ə-nō-ˈa-krə-ˌlāt How to pronounce cyanoacrylate (audio) , sī-ˌa-nō- \

Definition of cyanoacrylate

: 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 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, "Kids, Please Stop Plumping Your Lips With Glue and Posting the Photos on TikTok," 13 Sep. 2019 Some also report success with household instant glue (cyanoacrylate). Joe, The Seattle Times, "Asthma medication causing hoarseness," 17 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of cyanoacrylate

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyanoacrylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyanoacrylate. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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cyanoacrylate

noun
cy·​a·​no·​ac·​ry·​late | \ ˌsī-ə-nō-ˈak-rə-ˌlāt, sī-ˌan-ō- How to pronounce cyanoacrylate (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyanoacrylate

: 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

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