- a caustic, white, crystalline compound, HNCN, usually prepared by the reaction of carbon dioxide with calcium cyanamide in water and used to make other chemicals, as thioureaalso cy·an′a·mid
- calcium cyanamide
Origin of cyanamidecyan(o)- + amide
- A deliquescent caustic crystalline compound, CH2N2, prepared by treating calcium cyanamide with sulfuric acid.
- Calcium cyanamide.