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