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Related to prussic acid: strychnine
See hydrocyanic acid.
[So called because it was first obtained from Prussian blue.]
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(Elements & Compounds) the weakly acidic extremely poisonous aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide
[C18: from French acide prussique Prussian acid, so called because obtained from Prussian blue]
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a colorless, highly poisonous liquid, HCN, an aqueous solution of hydrogen cyanide. Also called prussic acid.
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|Noun||1.||prussic acid - a solution of hydrogen cyanide in water; weak solutions are used in fumigating and in the synthesis of organic compounds|
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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n → Blausäure f
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prussic acid[ˈprʌsɪkˈæsɪd] n → acido prussico
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