|cyanide or cyanid (ˈsaɪəˌnaɪd, ˈsaɪənɪd)|
|1.||any salt of hydrocyanic acid. Cyanides contain the ion CN-- and are extremely poisonous|
|2.||another name (not in technical usage) for nitrile|
|cyanid or cyanid|
|cyani'dation or cyanid|
cyanide cy·a·nide (sī'ə-nīd') or cy·a·nid (-nĭd)
Any of various salts or esters of hydrogen cyanide containing a CN group, especially the extremely poisonous compounds potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide.
|cyanide (sī'ə-nīd') Pronunciation Key
Any of a large group of chemical compounds containing the radical CN, especially the very poisonous salts sodium cyanide and potassium cyanide. Cyanides are used to make plastics and to extract and treat metals.