prussic

[pruhs-ik]

Origin of prussic

First recorded in 1780–90; see origin at prussic acid
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Contemporary Examples of prussic

  • Exposed to oxygen, the pellets gave off prussic acid, blocking the exchange of oxygen in the blood.

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    January 30, 2009

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