cyanogen

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sajˈæn.ə.dʒɪn/

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek a dark blue substance + -gen: compare French cyanogène. So called because it produced blue dyes.

Noun[edit]

cyanogen (countable and uncountable, plural cyanogens)

  1. A colourless, poisonous gas used as a rocket propellant, an insecticide and in chemical warfare.
  2. (chemistry) The pseudohalogen (CN)2.
  3. (chemistry) The radical -CN.

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