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also cy·an·am·id  (sī-ăn′ə-mĭd)
1. A deliquescent caustic crystalline compound, CH2N2, prepared by treating calcium cyanamide with sulfuric acid.
2. Calcium cyanamide.


(saɪˈænəˌmaɪd; -mɪd) or


1. (Biochemistry) Also called: cyanogenamide a white or colourless crystalline soluble weak dibasic acid, which can be hydrolysed to urea. Formula: H2NCN
2. (Elements & Compounds) a salt or ester of cyanamide
3. (Elements & Compounds) short for calcium cyanamide


or cy•an•a•mid

(saɪˈæn ə mɪd)

1. a white crystalline solid, CH2N2, produced by the action of ammonia or sulfuric acid on cyanic compounds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyanamide - a weak soluble dibasic acid (the parent acid of cyanamide salts)
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
2.cyanamide - a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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After pruning, dormancy breaking was performed with application of growth regulator based on hydrogenated cyanamide.
Chilling exposure and hydrogen cyanamide interact in breaking dormancy of grape fruits.
Figure 1 summarizes some of the fundamental chemical transformations used to prepare radiolabeled building blocks such as acetylene, cyanide, cyanamide and carbon dioxide, which are utilized in the synthesis of labeled versions of APIs.
This investigation was designed to compare biological management through nematophagous fungus Lecanicillium muscarium with chemical nematicides, Vydate, Basamid (G) and fertilizer, Calcium cyanamide through soil application to control sugar beet cyst nematodes Heterodera schachtii.
They then investigated engineering the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to express a gene that allowed it to convert the nitrile-containing chemical cyanamide into urea, from which it could obtain nitrogen.
Streptozotocin (STZ), cyanamide (CYA), wortmannin (Wor), atractyloside (Atr), and Alda-1 were purchased from Sigma (St.
In this study, quicklime (900 kg/hm2), calcium cyanamide (375 kg/hm2) and microbial agents (210 kg/hm2) were applied to soil where tobacco was continuously planted for 6 years.
If moreover they take disulfiram or cyanamide, it is as though alcohol has ceased to exist, since it is no longer "available" to them.
Environmental problems from tea cultivation in Japan and a control measure using calcium cyanamide.
Changes in physico-chemical parameters during forced-aeration static-pile co-composting of cattle manure with calcium cyanamide, Jaurnal of Environmental Erigmeering and LafdscapeMfnagement 22(02): 125-1351.
Another method, known as the cyanamide process, involved reacting gaseous nitrogen with calcium carbide at high temperatures to produce the nitrogen compound calcium cyanamide.