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noun Chemistry.
a white, granular, water-soluble, poisonous powder, KCN, having a faint almondlike odor, used chiefly in metallurgy and photography.
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Origin of potassium cyanide

First recorded in 1880–85
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potassium cyanide

noun
a white poisonous granular soluble solid substance used in photography and in extracting gold from its ores. Formula: KCN
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