cyanogenic

[sahy-uh-noh-jen-ik, sahy-an-uh-]
adjective Biology, Chemistry.
capable of producing hydrogen cyanide.
Also, cyanogenetic [sahy-uh-noh-juh-net-ik, sahy-an-oh-] .


Origin:
cyanogen + -ic

cyanogenesis, noun
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Example sentences
Convergent evolution in biosynthesis of cyanogenic defence compounds in plants and insects.
No cyanogenic precursor was isolated and little concentration of cyanide was obtained.
The results were compared to those reported in the literature for cyanogenic glycoside containing seeds.
They are found in several plant species as cyanogenic glycosides and are produced by certain bacteria, fungi, and algae.
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