Isocyanate meaning

īsō-sīə-nāt, -nət
A salt, ester, or anion of isocyanic acid.
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A chemical group, NCO.
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Any of various compounds that contain an isocyanate group, NCO. Isocyanates are used mainly in production of polyurethane and can cause respiratory disorders, especially asthma, if inhaled.
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Any of various compounds containing the group N:C:O, used in making resins and adhesives.
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A chemical group, NCO.
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A salt, ester, or anion of isocyanic acid.
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Any of various compounds that contain an isocyanate group, NCO. Isocyanates are used mainly in production of polyurethane and can cause respiratory disorders, especially asthma, if inhaled.
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(chemistry) The univalent radical -N=C=O (tautomeric with cyanate), and any of its hydrocarbyl derivatives R-N=C=O.
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Origin of isocyanate

  • isocyan(ic acid) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition