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Meaning of acrylonitrile

ac•ry•lo•ni•trile

Pronunciation: (ak"ru-lō-nī'tril, -trēl, -trīl), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, flammable, poisonous, carcinogenic liquid, CHN, used for the production of polymers and copolymers, as rubbers, fibers, and clear plastics for beverage containers.
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