cyanuric acid
noun Etymology: cyan- + urea Date: 1838 a crystalline weak acid C3N3(OH)3 that yields cyanic acid when heated

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  • Cyanuric acid — Cyanuric acid …   Wikipedia

  • Cyanuric acid — (Chem.), an organic acid, {C3O3N3H3}, first obtained by heating uric acid or urea, and called {pyrouric acid}; afterwards obtained from {isocyanic acid}. It is a white crystalline substance, odorless and almost tasteless; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cyanuric acid — [sī΄ə nyoorik] n. [ CYAN(O) + URIC] a white, crystalline acid, C3N3 (OH) 3, made by heating urea and used in making melamine, bleaches, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cyanuric acid — cianuro rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė C₃N₃(OH)₃ atitikmenys: angl. cyanuric acid rus. циануровая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 1,3,5 triazin 2,4,6 triolis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cyanuric acid — /saɪəˌnjurɪk ˈæsəd/ (say suyuh.nyoohrik asuhd) noun a heterocyclic substance, C3H3N3O3.2H20, obtained by heating urea or by the action of water on cyanuric chloride; tricyanic acid …   Australian English dictionary

  • cyanuric acid — A cyclic product formed by heating urea; used industrially and as an herbicide. * * * cy·an·uric acid .sī ə .n(y)u̇r ik n a crystalline weak acid C3H3N3O3 used esp. in swimming pools to protect the available chlorine from dissipation by sunlight… …   Medical dictionary

  • cyanuric acid — noun a trimer of cyanic acid • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • cyanuric acid — a white, crystalline, water soluble solid, C3H3O3N3·2H2O, used chiefly in organic synthesis. Also called tricyanic acid. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyanuric acid — noun An aromatic heterocyclic organic compound, CN(OH), that decomposes on heating to form cyanic acid; it is a prebiotic compound found in stellar dust clouds. Syn: tri …   Wiktionary

  • cyanuric acid — cy′a•nu′ric ac′id [[t]ˈsaɪ əˈnʊər ɪk, ˈnyʊər , ˌsaɪ [/t]] n. chem. a white crystalline solid, C3H3O3N3∙2H2O, used chiefly in organic synthesis • Etymology: 1875–80; cyan +uric …   From formal English to slang

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