cy•a•noPronunciation: (sī'u-nō", sī-an'ō), [key]
containing the cyano group.
a combining form meaning “blue, dark blue,” used in the formation of compound words: cyanotype. Also, esp. before a vowel,cyan-1
a combining form representing cyanide
in the formation of compound words: cyanogen. Also, esp. before a vowel,cyan-2
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the cyano group is present: cyanohydrin. Also, esp. before a vowel,cyan-3
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