cyanohydrin

noun

cy·​a·​no·​hy·​drin ˌsī-ə-nō-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce cyanohydrin (audio)
sī-ˌa-nō-
: any of various compounds containing both cyano and hydroxyl groups

Examples of cyanohydrin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shredding mimics the chewing of pests, causing the release of the root’s cyanide and cyanohydrins. Stephen Wooding, The Conversation, 1 May 2024

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from cyan- + hydr- + -in entry 1

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyanohydrin was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Cyanohydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyanohydrin. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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