nitrile

noun ni·trile \ ˈnī-trəl , -ˌtrī(-ə)l \

Definition of nitrile

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

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Origin and Etymology of nitrile

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


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nitrile

noun ni·trile \ ˈnī-trəl , -ˌtrēl \

medical Definition of nitrile

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

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