Share this entry

Share this page

cyanogen

División en sílabas: cy·a·no·gen
Pronunciación: /sīˈanəjən
 
/

Definición de cyanogen en inglés:

sustantivo

Chemistry
A colorless, flammable, highly poisonous gas made by oxidizing hydrogen cyanide. One of the pseudohalogens, cyanogen is an intermediate in fertilizer manufacture.
Example sentences
  • The spectra that are observed indicate that small molecules, such as cyanide, methane, and cyanogen, can assemble in outer space.
  • Cytosine can be formed by reacting cyanoacetylene with cyanate, cyanogen or urea, and uracil can be produced by the hydrolysis of cytosine.
  • Years earlier scientists had detected cyanogen, a poisonous gas, in the tail of a comet.

Origen

early 19th century: from French cyanogène, from Greek kuanos 'dark blue mineral' + -gène (see -gen), so named because it is a constituent of Prussian blue.

Definición de cyanogen en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día emulous
Pronunciación: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something