from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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


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