adiponitrile

[ad-uh-poh-nahy-tril, -treel, -trahyl]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless liquid, C 6 H 8 N 2 , used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of nylon.

Origin:
adipo- + nitrile

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