nitrile

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noun ni·trile \ˈnī-trəl, -ˌtrī(-ə)l\

Definition of nitrile

  1. :  an organic cyanide containing the group CN which on hydrolysis yields an acid with elimination of ammonia

Origin and Etymology of nitrile

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + -il, -ile (from Latin -ilis 1-ile)


First Known Use: 1848


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nitrile

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noun ni·trile \ˈnī-trəl, -ˌtrēl\

Medical Definition of nitrile

  1. :  an organic cyanide containing the group CN which on hydrolysis yields an acid with elimination of ammonia


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