[sahy-uh-noh-jen-ik, sahy-an-uh-]

adjective Biology, Chemistry.

capable of producing hydrogen cyanide.

Also cy·a·no·ge·net·ic [sahy-uh-noh-juh-net-ik, sahy-an-oh-] /ˌsaɪ ə noʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, saɪˌæn oʊ-/.

Origin of cyanogenic

Related formscy·a·no·gen·e·sis, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cyanogenesis

Historical Examples of cyanogenesis

  • Light and the assimilation processes depending on light exert a favorable influence on cyanogenesis.

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British Dictionary definitions for cyanogenesis



botany the release by certain plants, such as cherry laurel, of hydrogen cyanide, esp after wounding or invasion by pathogens
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