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An organic compound containing the group —NC bonded to an alkyl group. Such compounds are typically toxic, malodorous liquids.
- ‘The gas he claims was methyl isocyanide and it was lethal.’
- ‘Among the gaseous emissions, samples we tested for included hydrogen chloride, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen fluoride, isocyanides, and styrene.’
- ‘Hydrolysis of an isocyanide is catalyzed by acid but not by alkali and the result is an amine.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.