(sī an′ə mīd′, -mid′; sī′ə nam′īd′, -id′)
- a caustic, white, crystalline compound, HN·CN, usually prepared by the reaction of carbon dioxide with calcium cyanamide in water and used to make other chemicals, as thiourea
- calcium cyanamide
cyan- + amide
See cyanamide in American Heritage Dictionary 4
cy·an·am·ide also cy·an·am·id noun
- A caustic acidic crystalline compound, NHCNH, prepared by treating calcium cyanamide with sulfuric acid.
- Calcium cyanamide.