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cyanogenic

adjective cy·a·no·gen·ic \ ˌsī-ə-nō-ˈjen-ik, sī-ˌan-ō- \
variants: also cyanogenetic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\

medical Definition of cyanogenic

:capable of producing cyanide (as hydrogen cyanide)
  • cyanogenic glycosides
  • Cassava is cyanogenic, and varieties are recognized as being either bitter or sweet (i.e., containing high or low amounts of cyanide).
  • —Darna L. DufourBioscienceOctober 1990

cyanogenesis

\-ˈjen-ə-səs\ noun plural cyanogeses \-ˌsēz\

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