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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poisonous, unstable, highly volatile organic acid, HOCN, used to prepare cyanates.

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  • n. An unstable, highly volatile, poisonous acid, HOCN, used to preapre cyanates; hydrolyzes in water to give ammonia and carbon dioxide

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an acid, HOCN, derived from cyanogen, well known in its salts, but never isolated in the free state.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a colorless poisonous volatile liquid acid that hydrolyzes readily to ammonia and carbon dioxide

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