hydrocyanic-acid

hydrocyanic acid

noun
a colorless, highly poisonous liquid, HCN, an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide.
Also called prussic acid.


Origin:
1810–20

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hydrocyanic acid (ˌhaɪdrəʊsaɪˈænɪk)
 
n
another name for hydrogen cyanide, esp when in aqueous solution

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hydrocyanic acid hy·dro·cy·an·ic acid (hī'drō-sī-ān'ĭk)
n.
An aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide that is a poisonous weak acid. Also called prussic acid.

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hydrocyanic acid   (hī'drō-sī-ān'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
An aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide, having a characteristic smell of bitter almonds. Also called prussic acid.
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