thiocyanate

noun
thio·cy·a·nate | \ ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt , -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

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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

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thiocyanate

noun
thio·cy·a·nate | \ ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt , -nət \

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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