benzonitrile

[ben-zon-i-tril, ben-zoh-nahy-]
noun Chemistry.
a clear, colorless, viscous, poisonous liquid, C 7 H 5 N, used chiefly as an intermediate in organic synthesis.

Origin:
benzo- + nitrile

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