thiocyanate

noun
thio·​cy·​a·​nate | \ ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce thiocyanate (audio) , -nət \

Definition of thiocyanate

: a compound that consists of the chemical group SCN bonded by the sulfur atom to a group or an atom other than a hydrogen atom

Examples of thiocyanate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trinity Mind, Body & Soul’ – allegedly contained vitamin C, an enzyme mix, potassium thiocyanate, and hydrogen peroxide. USA TODAY, "Ballet for seniors, Dr. Fauci bobblehead, Patriots’ plane ferries N95 masks: News from around our 50 states," 3 Apr. 2020 The fish were then rinsed and allowed to recover, and the holding water was subsequently tested for thiocyanate. National Geographic, "‘Holy Grail' Test for Illegal Cyanide-Caught Aquarium Fish May Be Fatally Flawed," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of thiocyanate

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thiocyanate

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“Thiocyanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiocyanate. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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thiocyanate

noun
thio·​cy·​a·​nate | \ ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce thiocyanate (audio) , -nət How to pronounce thiocyanate (audio) \

Medical Definition of thiocyanate

: a compound that consists of the chemical group SCN bonded by the sulfur atom to a group or an atom other than a hydrogen atom

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