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An organic compound or functional group containing both a CN group and a hydroxyl group, usually on adjacent carbon atoms.
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(Biochemistry) any of a class of organic compounds containing a cyanide group and a hydroxyl group bound to the same carbon atom
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cy•a•no•hy•drin(ˌsaɪ ə noʊˈhaɪ drɪn, saɪˌæn oʊ-)
an organic compound containing both the cyanogen and hydroxyl groups.
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|Noun||1.||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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