cyano-

cyano-

1
a combining form meaning “blue, dark blue,” used in the formation of compound words: cyanotype.
Also, especially before a vowel, cyan-1.


Origin:
< Greek kýano(s) dark blue (adj.), dark-blue substance (noun)

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cyano-

2
a combining form representing cyanide, in the formation of compound words: cyanogen.
Also, especially before a vowel, cyan-2.

cyano-

3
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the cyano group is present: cyanohydrin.
Also, especially before a vowel, cyan-3.


Origin:
combining form representing cyanogen

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cyano- or (before a vowel) cyan-
 
combining form
1.  blue or dark blue: cyanotype
2.  indicating cyanogen: cyanohydrin
3.  indicating cyanide
 
[from Greek kuanos (adj) dark blue, (n) dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli]
 
cyan- or (before a vowel) cyan-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek kuanos (adj) dark blue, (n) dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli]

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cyano- or cyan-
pref.

  1. Blue: cyanosis.

  2. Cyanide: cyanocoalbumin.

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