cyanamide[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 thioureaalso cyanamid
- calcium cyanamide
Origin of cyanamidecyan- + amide
- A deliquescent caustic crystalline compound, CH2N2, prepared by treating calcium cyanamide with sulfuric acid.
- Calcium cyanamide.