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cyanohydrin

[sahy-uh-noh-hahy-drin, sahy-an-oh-] /ˌsaɪ ə noʊˈhaɪ drɪn, saɪˌæn oʊ-/
noun
1.
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
1920-1925
1920-25; cyano-3 + hydr-2 + -in2
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cyanohydrin

/ˌsaɪənəʊˈhaɪdrɪn/
noun
1.
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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