Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to hydrocyanic acid or its compounds

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from the combination of, hydrogen and cyanogen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., pertaining to or derived from the combination of hydrogen and cyanogen.

Etymologies

From hydrogen + cyanide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fresh cassava roots contain a poisonous substance called hydrocyanic acid.

    Chapter 4

  • Under the proper conditions carbon unites with nitrogen and hydrogen to form the acid HCN, called hydrocyanic acid.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • It was a medicine called the hydrocyanic or prussic acid.

    Confession, or, the Blind Heart; a Domestic Story

  • The following are empirical laws still waiting to be resolved into the simpler laws from which they are derived: the local laws of the flux and reflux of the tides in different places; the succession of certain kinds of weather to certain appearances of sky; the apparent exceptions to the almost universal truth that bodies expand by increase of temperature; the law that breeds, both animal and vegetable, are improved by crossing; that gases have a strong tendency to permeate animal membranes; that substances containing a very high proportion of nitrogen (such as hydrocyanic acid and morphia) are powerful poisons; that when different metals are fused together the alloy is harder than the various elements; that the number of atoms of acid required to neutralize one atom of any base is equal to the number of atoms of oxygen in the base; that the solubility of substances in one another depends, (171) at least in some degree, on the similarity of their elements.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

  • Webelements periodic table says that it is 250 billion times more toxic than hydrocyanic acid.

    Radioisotopes in medicine

  • The observer cannot know whether or not an atom of the substance has decayed, and consequently, cannot know whether the vial has been broken, the hydrocyanic acid released, and the cat killed.

    The Sopranos Finale Was a Huge Pile of | Best Week Ever

  • It is said that the cause of the rapid effects of hydrocyanic acid is that the pain is so great as to be unbearable by the powers of vitality.

    The physiology of taste; or Transcendental gastronomy. Illustrated by anecdotes of distinguished artists and statesmen of both continents by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Translated from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson.

  • However, due to hydrocyanic acid toxicity A. leucophloea should not be used as a sole feed

    Chapter 10

  • We asked David Kennedy with Leaf for Life for his perspective on using dried cassava leaves as a food, since cassava contains substances that produce hydrocyanic acid (HCN) when fresh leaves are eaten or pulverized.

    Chapter 25

  • The samples did contain hydrocyanic glucosides and oxalates.

    Chapter 25

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