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isocyanate

[ ahy-suh-sahy-uh-neyt ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈsaɪ əˌneɪt /
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noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of isocyanic acid.
any compound containing the univalent group −NCO.

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Origin of isocyanate

First recorded in 1870–75; isocyan(ic acid) + -ate2
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Medical definitions for isocyanate

isocyanate
[ ī′sō-sīə-nāt′, -nət ]

n.

Any of a family of nitrogenous chemicals that are used in industry and can cause respiratory disorders, especially asthma, if inhaled.
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