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
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NITRILES: An organic cyanide containing a CN group.
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The categories of waste targeted by the latest Protocol are the same as those referred to by the Convention itself (45 categories of metal and chemical waste, such as mercury, asbestos, organic cyanide, halogenated solvents, medical waste, mineral oils and PCBs).