Definitions for acrylonitrileˌæk rə loʊˈnaɪ trɪl, -tril, -traɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ac•ry•lo•ni•trileˌæk rə loʊˈnaɪ trɪl, -tril, -traɪl(n.)
a colorless, flammable, poisonous, carcinogenic liquid, C3H3N, used for the production of polymers and copolymers, as rubbers, fibers, and clear plastics for beverage containers.
Origin of acrylonitrile:
propenonitrile, acrylonitrile, vinyl cyanide(noun)
a colorless liquid unsaturated nitrile made from propene
A toxic colourless liquid organic compound, CH=CH.CN, synthesized from propylene and ammonia; used as a monomer in the production of acrylic resins and synthetic rubber.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A highly poisonous compound used widely in the manufacture of plastics, adhesives and synthetic rubber.
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