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

  • Cyanogenic: applied to repugnatorial glands in myriapods and sometimes in insects.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith