prussic acid

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noun prus·sic acid \ˈprə-sik-\

Origin and Etymology of prussic acid

French prussique, from (bleu de) Prusse Prussian blue


First Known Use: 1790


PRUSSIC ACID Defined for English Language Learners

prussic acid

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Definition of prussic acid for English Language Learners

  • : a very poisonous acid


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prussic acid

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noun prus·sic acid \ˌprəs-ik-\

Medical Definition of prussic acid


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