nit-rile

nitrile

[nahy-tril, -treel, -trahyl]
noun Chemistry.
any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula RC≡N.

Origin:
1840–50; nitr- + -ile, perhaps variant of -yl

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nitrile (ˈnaɪtrɪl, -traɪl)
 
n
Also called (not in technical usage): cyanide any one of a class of organic compounds containing the monovalent group -CN

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nitrile ni·trile or ni·tril (nī'trəl)
n.
An organic cyanide containing a CN group.

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nitrile also nitril   (nī'trəl)  Pronunciation Key 
An organic compound, such as acrylonitrile, containing the cyanide group CN. Nitriles are typically colorless solids or liquids and have a distinctive smell.
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