Meaning of benzonitrile

ben•zon•i•trile

Pronunciation: (ben-zon'i-tril, ben"zō-nī'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a clear, colorless, viscous, poisonous liquid, CHN, used chiefly as an intermediate in organic synthesis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.