/suy an"euh mid, -muyd', suy'euh nam"uyd, -id/, n. Chem.
1. a white, crystalline, unstable, deliquescent solid, CH2N2, usually produced by the action of ammonia on cyanogen chloride or by the action of sulfuric acid on calcium cyanamide.
2. (not in technical use) See calcium cyanamide.
Also, cyanamid /suy an"euh mid, suy'euh nam"id/.
[1830-40; CYAN-2 + AMIDE]

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