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cyanogenic

Line breaks: cy¦ano|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌɪənəˈdʒɛnɪk
 
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Definition of cyanogenic in English:

adjective

Botany
1(Of a plant) capable of cyanogenesis: cyanogenic forms
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  • Cyanogenic glucosides, glucosinolates and thiocyanate are the goitrogenic/antithyroid constituents of cyanogenic plants that are often used as food by men and animals.
  • Cyanogenic glucosides, glucosinolates and thiocyanate are known as goitrogenic principles of cyanogenic plants.
  • A number of cyanogenic plants (thiocyanate precursors) containing dietary goitrogens are commonly consumed and SCN was found to present in all the urine samples studied.
1.1 Biochemistry Containing a cyanide group in the molecule: cyanogenic glycosides
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  • In a number of countries cassava is a major source of carbohydrate, but if it is not properly treated ingestion of the naturally occurring cyanogenic (cyanide-forming) glycosides can be fatal.
  • But for some specialist insects, cyanide and cyanogenic compounds can serve as phagostimulants and kairomones.
  • However, some of those compounds such as capsaicin (the substance that makes chilies pungent) and some cyanogenic glycosides, have no apparent deleterious or deterrent effect on birds.

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