thiocyanate

noun

thio·​cy·​a·​nate ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce thiocyanate (audio)
-nət
: 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, 3 Apr. 2020 The fish were then rinsed and allowed to recover, and the holding water was subsequently tested for thiocyanate. National Geographic, 5 June 2018

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First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thiocyanate was in 1877

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“Thiocyanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiocyanate. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

thiocyanate

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