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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In chem., used only of an acid (C3H3N3O3), the product of the decomposition of the solid cyanogen chlorid by water, of the soluble cyanates by dilute acids, of urea by heat, of uric acid by destructive distillation, etc.

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  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cyanic and uric acids.

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  • adjective chemistry Of, related to, or derived from cyanuric acid.

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Examples

  • "Amounts of the industrial chemical melamine or the melamine-like compound called cyanuric acid that are below 1.0 ppm [1,000 parts per billion] do not raise public health concerns," said Stephen Sundlof, the FDA's director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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  • Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives at Consumers Union, criticized the FDA for not recalling the contaminated baby formula and for not quickly establishing limits for melamine, in combination with related compounds such as cyanuric acid — which appears to be much more toxic.

    Melamine: The global food supply threat continues

  • Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives at Consumers Union, criticized the FDA for not recalling the contaminated baby formula and for not quickly establishing limits for melamine, in combination with related compounds such as cyanuric acid—which appears to be much more toxic.

    Melamine: The global food supply threat continues

  • FDA Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Acheson voiced particular concern over how melamine and other related, contaminating compounds such as cyanuric acid might interact: "This mixture may be more toxic than melamine alone."

    David Goldstein: USDA: Melamine-Tainted Pork Unfit to Eat

  • Tainted pet food has killed or sickened tens of thousands of cats and dogs, some dropping dead within a meal or two of first ingesting melamine and related compounds such as cyanuric acid.

    David Goldstein: FDA: The Faith-Based Dining Administration

  • The EC asked the food safety watchdog to provide an opinion on melamine and structural analogues such as cyanuric acid, ammeline and ammelide in food and feed.

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  •   Consumers Union noted that the FDA posted new test data on infant formula on December 22, which showed that a melamine derivative, cyanuric acid, had been found in two additional samples of formula — bringing the total to 4 contaminated samples out of 89 tested.

    This week in safety

  • Melamine and cyanuric acidThese nitrogen-rich compounds have been used to artificially (and illegally) boost the apparent protein content of various human and animal food products.

    BPA, phthalates, and other toxins in the news

  • The tests found melamine and cyanuric acid, a related chemical, in samples of baby formula made by major U.S. manufacturers: Abbott Labs, maker of Similac; Mead Johnson, maker of Enfamil; and Nestle, maker of Good Start.

    Christine Escobar: Melamine In Baby Formula, What U.S. Parents Should Know

  • Melamine and cyanuric acidThese nitrogen-rich compounds have been used to artificially (and illegally) boost the apparent protein content of various human and animal food products.

    Toxins in the news: A glossary

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