nitrile

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ni·trile

 (nī′trəl)
n.
1. An organic molecule containing a CN group, an organic derivative of hydrocyanic acid.
2. An oil-resistant copolymer of acrylonitrile and butadiene, used especially for disposable gloves, gaskets, seals, and tubing. Also called nitrile rubber.

[nitr(o)- + -ile, chemical suff. (probably variant of -yl).]

nitrile

(ˈnaɪtrɪl; -traɪl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any one of a class of organic compounds containing the monovalent group -CN. Also called (not in technical usage): cyanide

ni•trile

(ˈnaɪ trɪl, -tril, -traɪl)

n.
any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula RC≡N.
[1840–50; niter + -ile, perhaps variant of -yl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nitrile - any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
acrylonitrile, propenonitrile, vinyl cyanide - a colorless liquid unsaturated nitrile made from propene