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A caustic and reactive organic acid, HNCO, mainly occurring and used in its ester or salt forms or as its tautomer, cyanic acid, which it forms in aqueous solution. Isocyanic acid is an intermediate in the production of urethanes and has been detected in some comets.
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(Elements & Compounds) a hypothetical acid known only in the form of its compounds. Formula: HNCO
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|Noun||1.||isocyanic acid - an acid known only in the form of its esters|
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
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