cy·​a·​no·​gen·​ic | \ ˌsī-ə-nō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce cyanogenic (audio) , sī-ˌa-nō- \
variants: or less commonly cyanogenetic \ ˌsī-​ə-​nō-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce cyanogenetic (audio) , sī-​ˌa-​nō-​ \

Definition of cyanogenic

: capable of producing cyanide (such as hydrogen cyanide) a cyanogenic glucoside

Other Words from cyanogenic

cyanogenesis \ ˌsī-​ə-​nō-​ˈje-​nə-​səs How to pronounce cyanogenesis (audio) , sī-​ˌa-​nō-​ \ noun

First Known Use of cyanogenic

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyanogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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cy·​a·​no·​gen·​ic | \ ˌsī-ə-nō-ˈjen-ik, sī-ˌan-ō- How to pronounce cyanogenic (audio) \
variants: also cyanogenetic \ -​jə-​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce cyanogenetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyanogenic

: capable of producing cyanide (as hydrogen cyanide) cyanogenic glycosides Cassava is cyanogenic, and varieties are recognized as being either bitter or sweet (i.e., containing high or low amounts of cyanide).— Darna L. Dufour, Bioscience, October 1990

Other Words from cyanogenic

cyanogenesis \ -​ˈjen-​ə-​səs How to pronounce cyanogenesis (audio) \ noun, plural cyanogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce cyanogeneses (audio) \

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