acrylonitrile

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acrylonitrile   (āk'rə-lō-nī'trəl, -trēl, -trīl)  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless, poisonous, liquid organic compound having a wide variety of industrial uses, such as in the manufacture of acrylic fibers, resins, and acrylamide. Chemical formula: C3H3N.
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