Cyanic acid
Cyanic Cy*an"ic (s?-?n"?k), a. [Gr. ky`anos a dark blue substance: cf. F. cyanique. Cf. {Kyanite}.] 1. Pertaining to, or containing, cyanogen. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to a blue color. [1913 Webster]

{Cyanic acid} (Chem.), an acid, {HOCN}, derived from cyanogen, well known in its salts, but never isolated in the free state.

{Cyanic colors} (Bot.), those colors (of flowers) having some tinge of blue; -- opposed to {xanthic colors}. A color of either series may pass into red or white, but not into the opposing color. Red and pure white are more common among flowers of cyanic tendency than in those of the other class. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cyanic acid — cyan′ic ac′id n. chem. an unstable, poisonous, liquid acid, HOCN, isomeric with fulminic acid • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • cyanic acid — noun Date: 1825 a strong acid HOCN used to prepare cyanates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cyanic acid — noun An unstable, highly volatile, poisonous acid, HOCN, used to preapre cyanates; hydrolyzes in water to give ammonia and carbon dioxide …   Wiktionary

  • cyanic acid — n. colorless toxic and volatile acid that has a noticeable smell of almonds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cyanic acid — /saɪˌænɪk ˈæsəd/ (say suy.anik asuhd) noun a poisonous compound, HOCN, isomeric with fulminic acid, but unstable except at low temperatures …   Australian English dictionary

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  • cyanic acid — noun Chemistry a colourless, poisonous, volatile, strongly acidic liquid. [HOCN.] Origin C19: from cyanogen …   English new terms dictionary

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