Cyanide - definition from Biology-Online.org
[1. The radical -CN or ion (CN)-. The ion is extremely poisonous, forming hydrocyanic acid in water; inhibits respiratory proteins. 2. a salt of HCN or a cyano-containing molecule.
MediLexicon cyanide - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'cyanide'
[1. The radical –CN or ion (CN)−. The ion is extremely poisonous, forming hydrocyanic acid in water; has the odor of almond oil; inhibits proper metabolism of oxygen through disruption of respiratory proteins (cytochromes) at the cellular level.2. A salt of HCN or a cyano-containing molecule.3. Often used as a shortened term to describe cyanide gas.