noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from cyan- + hydr- + 1-in Date: 1925 any of various compounds containing both cyano and hydroxyl groups

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  • Cyanohydrin — The structure of a general cyanohydrin. A cyanohydrin is a functional group found in organic compounds. Cyanohydrins have the formula R2C(OH)CN, where R is H, alkyl, or aryl. Cyanohydrins are industrially important precursors to carboxylic acids… …   Wikipedia

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  • cyanohydrin — /suy euh noh huy drin, suy an oh /, n. any of a class of organic chemical compounds that contains both the CN and the OH group, usually linked to the same carbon atom. [1920 25; CYANO 3 + HYDR 2 + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyanohydrin — noun Any compound having both a hydroxy and a cyanide functional group, especially one having these groups attached to the same carbon atom …   Wiktionary

  • cyanohydrin — cy·a·no·hy·drin (si″ə no hiґdrin) a compound containing a cyano and a hydroxyl group; formed by the addition of hydrocyanic acid to an aldehyde group; called also cyanalcohol …   Medical dictionary

  • cyanohydrin — n. organic compound (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cyanohydrin — [ˌsʌɪənə(ʊ) hʌɪdrɪn] noun Chemistry an organic compound containing a carbon atom linked to both cyanide and hydroxyl groups …   English new terms dictionary

  • cyanohydrin — cy·a·no·hy·drin …   English syllables

  • cyanohydrin — cy•a•no•hy•drin [[t]ˌsaɪ ə noʊˈhaɪ drɪn, saɪˌæn oʊ [/t]] n. chem. an organic compound containing both the cyanogen and hydroxyl groups • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

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