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cyano-

or cyan-
pref.
1. Blue: cyanotype.
2.
a. Cyanogen: cyanic.
b. Cyanide: cyanogenesis.

[Greek kuano-, from kuanos, dark blue.]

cyano-

or before a vowel

cyan-

combining form
1. blue or dark blue: cyanotype.
2. (Chemistry) indicating cyanogen: cyanohydrin.
3. (Chemistry) indicating cyanide
[from Greek kuanos (adj) dark blue, (n) dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli]

cy•a•no

(ˈsaɪ əˌnoʊ, saɪˈæn oʊ)

adj.
containing cyanogen.
[1960–65; independent use of cyano-2]

cyano-1

,
a combining form meaning “blue, dark blue”: cyanobacteria.
[comb. form of Greek kýanos dark blue enamel, azurite < an uncertain source, akin to Hittite kuwanna azurite]

cyano-3

,
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which cyanogen is present: cyanohydrin.
Also, esp. before a vowel, cyan-.
[comb. form representing cyanogen]
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