lactonitrile

noun
lac·​to·​nitrile | \¦lak(ˌ)tō+\

Definition of lactonitrile 

: a liquid CH3CH(OH)CN made by addition of hydrogen cyanide to acetaldehyde and used in making esters of lactic acid; acetaldehyde cyanohydrin

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International Scientific Vocabulary lact- + nitrile

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