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

  • n. See hydrocyanic acid.

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  • n. Hydrocyanic acid.

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  • n. a solution of hydrogen cyanide in water; weak solutions are used in fumigating and in the synthesis of organic compounds

Etymologies

So called because it was first obtained from Prussian blue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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