adjective Chemistry.

of or derived from prussic acid.

Origin of prussic

First recorded in 1780–90; see origin at prussic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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    My Visit To Hell

    Christopher Buckley

    January 30, 2009

Historical Examples of prussic