[ sahy-uh-noh, sahy-an-oh ]
/ ˈsaɪ əˌnoʊ, saɪˈæn oʊ /
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containing the cyano group.
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Origin of cyano
First recorded in 1960–65; independent use of cyano-3
Other definitions for cyano (2 of 4)
a combining form meaning “blue, dark blue,” used in the formation of compound words: cyanotype.
Also especially before a vowel, cyan-1.
Origin of cyano-1
<Greek kýano(s) dark blue (adj.), dark-blue substance (noun)
Other definitions for cyano (3 of 4)
a combining form representing cyanide in the formation of compound words: cyanogen.
Also especially before a vowel, cyan-2.
Other definitions for cyano (4 of 4)
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the cyano group is present: cyanohydrin.
Also especially before a vowel, cyan-3.
Origin of cyano-3
Combining form representing cyanogen
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How to use cyano in a sentence
As this bird seems to form a new genus, I call it, from the above-mentioned peculiarity, Gymnorhinus cyano cephalus.
British Dictionary definitions for cyano
before a vowel cyan-
blue or dark bluecyanotype
Word Origin for cyano-
from Greek kuanos (adj) dark blue, (n) dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli
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Medical definitions for cyano
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