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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a complex acid called nitroprussic acid, obtained indirectly by the action of nitric acid on potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate), as a red crystalline unstable substance. It forms salts called nitroprussides, which give a rich purple color with alkaline sulphides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to nitric and prussic acids or to nitroferricyanic acid.

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