nitrile

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nitrile:

see rubberrubber,
any solid substance that upon vulcanization becomes elastic; the term includes natural rubber (caoutchouc) and synthetic rubber. The term elastomer is sometimes used to designate synthetic rubber only and is sometimes extended to include caoutchouc as well.
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nitrile

[′nī‚trīl]
(organic chemistry)
RC≡N Cyanide derived by removal of water from an acid amide.
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