Meaning of sodium thiocyanate

so'dium thiocy'anate

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— Chem., Pharm. Chem.,Pharm.
  1. a white powder or colorless, deliquescent crystals, NaSCN, used chiefly in organic synthesis and in medicine in the treatment of hypertension.
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