cyanogen

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cy·an·o·gen

 (sī-ăn′ə-jən)
n.
1. A colorless, flammable, pungent, highly poisonous gas, C2N2, used as a rocket propellant, an insecticide, and a chemical weapon.
2. A univalent CN group found in simple and complex cyanide compounds.

cyanogen

(saɪˈænədʒɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) an extremely poisonous colourless flammable gas with an almond-like odour: has been used in chemical warfare. Formula: (CN)2
[C19: from French cyanogène; see cyano-, -gen; so named because it is one of the constituents of Prussian blue]

cy•an•o•gen

(saɪˈæn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
1. a colorless, poisonous, flammable gas, C2N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
2. the univalent group CN.
[1820–30; < French cyanogène (1815); see cyano-1, -gen (so named because it is a component of Prussian blue)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyanogen - a colorless toxic gas with a pungent almond odor; has been used in chemical warfare
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
Translations
CyanDicyanZyan
cyaancyanogeen
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