Nitroprussic
Nitroprussic Ni`tro*prus"sic (? or ?), a. [Nitro- + prussic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a complex acid called nitroprussic acid, obtained indirectly by the action of nitric acid on potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate), as a red crystalline unstable substance. It forms salts called nitroprussides, which give a rich purple color with alkaline sulphides. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nitroprusside — Ni tro*prus side, n. See {Nitroprussic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nitroprusside — noun Any salt, of the hypothetical nitroprussic acid, that contains a pentacyanonitrosylferrate anion …   Wiktionary

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