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cyanogenic

[sahy-uh-noh-jen-ik, sahy-an-uh-]
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adjective Biology, Chemistry.
  1. capable of producing hydrogen cyanide.
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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
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  • Light and the assimilation processes depending on light exert a favorable influence on cyanogenesis.

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    Arthur B. Reeve


British Dictionary definitions for cyanogenesis

cyanogenesis

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