Prussic Prus"sic, a. [Cf. F. prussique.] (Old Chem.) designating the acid now called hydrocyanic acid, but formerly called prussic acid, because Prussian blue is derived from it or its compounds. See {Hydrocyanic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • prussic — /prus ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from prussic acid. [1780 90; see PRUSSIC ACID] * * * …   Universalium

  • prussic — adjective a) derived from Prussian blue b) of, or derived from prussic acid; hydrocyanic …   Wiktionary

  • prussic — prÊŒsɪk adj. of hydrocyanic acid, of prussic acid (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prussic — adj. of or obtained from Prussian blue. Phrases and idioms: prussic acid hydrocyanic acid. Etymology: F prussique f. Prusse Prussia …   Useful english dictionary

  • prússic — prús|sic Mot Pla Adjectiu masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • prussic — prus·sic …   English syllables

  • prussic acid — [prus′ik] n. [Fr (acide) prussique < (bleu de) Prusse, Prussian (blue): from its chemical relationship to Prussian blue] HYDROCYANIC ACID …   English World dictionary

  • prussic acid — Hydrocyanic Hy dro*cy*an ic, a. [Hydro , 2 + anic: cf. F. hydrocyanique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from the combination of, hydrogen and cyanogen. [1913 Webster] {Hydrocyanic acid} (Chem.), a colorless, mobile, volatile liquid, {HCN},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prussic acid — [ prʌsɪk] noun old fashioned term for hydrocyanic acid. Derivatives prussiate noun Origin C18: prussic from Fr. prussique relating to Prussian blue …   English new terms dictionary

  • Prussic Acid Congress —    The congress was held in Frankfurtam Main on 27–28 January 1944. The purpose of the meeting, which was initiated by the Schutzstaffel (SS) leadership, was to inform companies that produced and distributed prussic acid to the death camps of… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

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