cyanuric acid

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

  • noun A white crystalline acid, C3H3N3O3, that decomposes with heating to form cyanic acid gas, used in manufacture of sanitizers and herbicides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Chem.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a trimer of cyanic acid

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