acrylonitrile acrylonitrile n. 1. a colorless liquid compound ({H2C:CH.CN}); used as raw material for acrylic fibers, and as a solvent.

Syn: vinyl cyanide, cyanoethylene, 2-propenenitrile [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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