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Definition of "cyanogenic" []

  • Cyanogenetic (adjective)

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Use "cyanogenic" in a sentence
  • "Both species belong to a group of plants that produce chemicals called cyanogenic glycosides, which break down to release poisonous cyanide gas if the leaves are crushed or chewed."
  • "Compounds such as this that produce cyanide when broken down are called "cyanogenic" compounds."
  • "Though almost all research on lignans has centered on flaxseed lignans, there are concerns regarding the content of cyanogenic glycosides in flaxseeds and the potential for oxidation of ground flaxseed powder and flaxseed oil."