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cy•a•nide



Pronunciation: (sī'u-nīd", -nid), [key]
n., v., -nid•ed, -nid•ing.


n.
Also,cy•a•nidPronunciation: (sī'u-nid). [key] Chem.
a. a salt of hydrocyanic acid, as potassium cyanide, KCN.
b. a nitrile, as methyl cyanide, C2H3N.

v.t.
to treat with a cyanide, as an ore in order to extract gold.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

cyanic acidcyanide process
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