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 (sī′ə-nō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, sī-ăn′ō-)
Generation of cyanide.

cy′a·no·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), cy′a·no·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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(ˌsaɪənəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) or


(Chemistry) chem having the capability to generate or produce cyanide
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(ˌsaɪ ə noʊˈdʒɛn ɪk, saɪˌæn ə-)

also cy•a•no•ge•net•ic

(-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk)

capable of producing hydrogen cyanide.
cy`a•no•gen′e•sis, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cyanogenic - capable of producing cyanide; "amygdalin is a cyanogenetic glucoside"
toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
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References in periodicals archive ?
Amygdalin is a cyanogenic glycoside, which when consumed gets converted to cyanide in the human body.
The implicated batch of cassava flour was traced back to a single wholesaler and found to contain high cyanogenic content.
Secretary SAAP (India) highlighted the goitrogenic/ antithyroidal potential of commonly consumed Indian cyanogenic plant foods and stated that Iodine deficiency does not always cause endemic goitre and Iodine supplementation does not always result in complete eradication of goitre; conversely there are epidemiological and experimental evidences that concomitant exposure to other naturally occurring antithyroid agents magnify the severity of goitre.
(2004) Bitter taste in cassava roots correlates with cyanogenic glucoside levels.
The vine Passiflora incarnata produces extrafloral nectar (EFN) to attract ants and contains cyanogenic compounds in its leaves to help ward off herbivores.
The plant contains fatty acids, vitamins, enzymes and the cyanogenic glycoside, amygdalin.
24h freshly grown cells were spread on agar medium which contained 4.5 g/l glycine had been added and a sterilized filter paper saturated with 1% solution of picric acid and 2% sodium carbonate was placed in the upper lid of the Petridish, which was then sealed with parafilm and incubated at 28 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C for 4 days, a change in colour of the filter paper from yellow to reddish brown was an index of cyanogenic activity while no colour change represent no cyanogenic activity.
edulis also contain cyanogenic glycosides (prunasin, sambunigrin and amygdalin) in its composition, which can cause adverse effects, if consumed in high quantity, such as respiratory disorders, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and weakness.
About 83% of the total cyanogenic glucosides (linamarin and lotaustralin) are detoxified during processing of cassava tuber into gari [9] and 98% of the cyanide is lost when gari is cooked into eba [10].