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Meaning of cyanamide

cy•an•a•mide

Pronunciation: (sī-an'u-mid, -mīd", sī"u-nam'īd, -id), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, unstable, deliquescent solid, CHN, usually produced by the action of ammonia on cyanogen chloride or by the action of sulfuric acid on calcium cyanamide.
  2. (not in technical use) See
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