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cyanate

[ sahy-uh-neyt, -nit ]
/ ˈsaɪ əˌneɪt, -nɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of cyanic acid.
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Origin of cyanate

First recorded in 1835–45; cyan(ic acid) + -ate2

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British Dictionary definitions for cyanate

cyanate
/ (ˈsaɪəˌneɪt) /

noun
any salt or ester of cyanic acid, containing the ion OCN or the group –OCN
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Scientific definitions for cyanate

cyanate
[ sīə-nāt′, -nət ]

A salt or ester of cyanic acid, containing the group OCN.
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