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cyano-

1
  1. a combining form meaning “blue, dark blue,” used in the formation of compound words:

    cyanotype.



cyano-

2
  1. a combining form representing cyanide in the formation of compound words:

    cyanogen.

cyano-

3
  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the cyano group is present:

    cyanohydrin.

cyano

4

[ sahy-uh-noh, sahy-an-oh ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. containing the cyano group.

cyano-

combining_form

  1. blue or dark blue

    cyanotype

  2. indicating cyanogen

    cyanohydrin

  3. indicating cyanide


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyano-1

< Greek kýano ( s ) dark blue (adj.), dark-blue substance (noun)

Origin of cyano-2

Combining form representing cyanogen

Origin of cyano-3

First recorded in 1960–65; independent use of cyano- 3

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyano-1

from Greek kuanos (adj) dark blue, (n) dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli

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Example Sentences

As this bird seems to form a new genus, I call it, from the above-mentioned peculiarity, Gymnorhinus cyano cephalus.

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