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 (sī′ə-nō-hī′drĭn, sī-ăn′ō-)
An organic compound or functional group containing both a CN group and a hydroxyl group, usually on adjacent carbon atoms.


(Biochemistry) any of a class of organic compounds containing a cyanide group and a hydroxyl group bound to the same carbon atom


(ˌsaɪ ə noʊˈhaɪ drɪn, saɪˌæn oʊ-)

an organic compound containing both the cyanogen and hydroxyl groups.
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Noun1.cyanohydrin - any organic compound in which the cyano radical -CN and the hydroxyl radical -OH are attached to the same carbon atom
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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One theory about this outcome speculates that carbonyl groups in the sugar molecules created an immediate antidote by reacting with the poison cyanide to form cyanohydrins.
1-hydroxy-1-phenyl-2-propanone can beprepared by chemical synthesis from cyanohydrins (Brusse et al.
Cyanohydrins are important compounds in the process of intoxicating the cyanides.