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[sahy-uh-noh-ak-ruh-leyt, -lit, sahy-an-oh-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless liquid acrylate monomer that is easily polymerized and used as a powerful, fast-acting adhesive.
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Origin of cyanoacrylate

First recorded in 1960–65; cyano-2 + acrylate
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British Dictionary definitions for cyanoacrylate


  1. a substance with an acrylate base, usually sold in the form of a quick-setting highly adhesive glue
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