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

  • n. A white crystalline acid, C3N3(OH)3, that decomposes with heating to form cyanic acid.

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  • n. An aromatic heterocyclic organic compound, C3N3(OH)3, that decomposes on heating to form cyanic acid; it is a prebiotic compound found in stellar dust clouds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • an organic acid, C3O3N3H3, first obtained by heating uric acid or urea, and called pyrouric acid; afterwards obtained from isocyanic acid. It is a white crystalline substance, odorless and almost tasteless; -- called also tricarbimide.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a trimer of cyanic acid


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