nitrile

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nitrile

 [ni´tril]
an organic compound containing trivalent nitrogen attached to one carbon atom, -C≡N.

ni·trile

(nī'tril),
An alkyl cyanide. Individual nitriles are named for the acid formed on hydrolysis; for example, CH3CN is acetonitrile rather than methyl cyanide.

ni·trile

(nī'tril)
An alkyl cyanide. Individual nitriles are named for the acid formed on hydrolysis.