cyanohydrin

cyanohydrin

[sahy-uh-noh-hahy-drin, sahy-an-oh-]
noun
any of a class of organic chemical compounds that contains both the CN and the OH group, usually linked to the same carbon atom.

Origin:
1920–25; cyano-3 + hydr-2 + -in2

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cyanohydrin (ˌsaɪənəʊˈhaɪdrɪn)
 
n
any of a class of organic compounds containing a cyanide group and a hydroxyl group bound to the same carbon atom

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