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cyanogenic

[sahy-uh-noh-jen-ik, sahy-an-uh-] /ˌsaɪ ə noʊˈdʒɛn ɪk, saɪˌæn ə-/
adjective, Biology, Chemistry
1.
capable of producing hydrogen cyanide.
Also, cyanogenetic
[sahy-uh-noh-juh-net-ik, sahy-an-oh-] /ˌsaɪ ə noʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, saɪˌæn oʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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cyanogenesis, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cyanogenesis

cyanogenesis

/ˌsaɪənəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(botany) the release by certain plants, such as cherry laurel, of hydrogen cyanide, esp after wounding or invasion by pathogens
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