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cyanohydrin

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

noun

  1. any of a class of organic chemical compounds that contains both the CN and the OH group, usually linked to the same carbon atom.


cyanohydrin

/ ˌsaɪənəʊˈhaɪdrɪn /

noun

  1. any of a class of organic compounds containing a cyanide group and a hydroxyl group bound to the same carbon atom


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyanohydrin1

First recorded in 1920–25; cyano- 3 + hydr- 2 + -in 2

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