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[pruhs-ik] /ˈprʌs ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
of or derived from prussic acid.
Origin of prussic
1780-90; see prussic acid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now attach the main lifeline to the tree and attach the harness lanyard to the main lifeline using a prussic device.
  • Commercial solutions for treatment of prussic acid poisoning are available.
  • Plant growth stage, plus environmental and management factors, affect nitrate and prussic acid concentrations in foliage.
  • To reduce the risk of prussic acid poisoning, do not turn hungry animals into suspect pasture.
  • During drought years milo stalks can contain prussic acid, which is fatal to cattle.

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