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cyan-

1
variant of cyano-1, usually before a vowel or h: cyanamide.

cyan-

2
variant of cyano-2, before a vowel.

cyan-

3
variant of cyano-3, before a vowel.
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cyan (ˈsaɪæn, ˈsaɪən)
 
n
1.  a highly saturated green-blue that is the complementary colour of red and forms, with magenta and yellow, a set of primary colours
 
adj
2.  of this colour: a cyan filter
 
[C19: from Greek kuanos dark blue]

cyan-
 
combining form
a variant of cyano- : cyanamide; cyanide

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cyan
1889, short for cyan blue (1879), from Gk. kyanos "dark blue, dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli," probably a non-IE word, but perhaps akin to, or from, Hittite *kuwanna(n)- "copper blue."
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Example sentences
Two branches that turned up in the global ocean survey are in cyan.
The array of pigments can also convert cyan, green or yellow to red.
They shed a vague illumination back into the building, casting faint cyan shadows.
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