[nahy-tril, -treel, -trahyl] /ˈnaɪ trɪl, -tril, -traɪl/

noun, Chemistry.
any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula RC≡N.
/ˈnaɪtrɪl; -traɪl/
any one of a class of organic compounds containing the monovalent group -CN Also called (not in technical usage) cyanide

nitrile ni·trile or ni·tril (nī’trəl)
An organic cyanide containing a CN group.
nitrile also nitril
An organic compound, such as acrylonitrile, containing the cyanide group CN. Nitriles are typically colorless solids or liquids and have a distinctive smell.


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