potassium cyanide

noun

Definition of potassium cyanide

  1. :  a very poisonous crystalline salt KCN used especially in gold and silver extraction from ore

First Known Use of potassium cyanide

1866


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potassium cyanide

noun

Medical Definition of potassium cyanide

  1. :  a very poisonous crystalline salt KCN


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