from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several compounds that contain both the CN and OH radicals.
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- n. Any compound having both a hydroxy and a cyanide functional group, especially one having these groups attached to the same carbon atom.
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- n. any organic compound in which the cyano radical -CN and the hydroxyl radical -OH are attached to the same carbon atom
cyano- + hydr(o)- + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)