hydrocyanic acid

noun hy·dro·cy·an·ic acid \ ˌhī-drō-sī-ˈa-nik- \

Definition of hydrocyanic acid

: an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide HCN that is a poisonous weak acid and is used chiefly in fumigating and in organic synthesis

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hydrocyanic acid

noun hy·dro·cy·an·ic acid \ ˌhī-drō-sī-ˌan-ik- \

medical Definition of hydrocyanic acid

: an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide HCN that is an extremely poisonous weak acid used especially in fumigating called also prussic acid

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