isocyanate

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

noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. isocoria,
  2. isocortex,
  3. isocracy,
  4. isocrat,
  5. isocrates,
  6. isocyanic acid,
  7. isocyanide,
  8. isocyanine,
  9. isocyano,
  10. isocyano group

Origin of isocyanate

First recorded in 1870–75; isocyan(ic acid) + -ate2

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