cyanide etymology

English word cyanide comes from English cyano-, English -ide

Detailed word origin of cyanide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cyano- English (eng) (chemistry) derived from cyanogen or cyanide. Dark blue-green in colour.
-ide English (eng) A binary compound - bromide, arsenide, palladide.. Any of a group of related compounds - azide, polysaccharide, glycoside.. Any of a group of several elements - lanthanide.
cyanide English (eng) (transitive) To treat or poison with cyanide. (chemistry, countable) Any compound containing the -C≡N radical or the C≡N-1 anion.. (uncountable) hydrogen cyanide, or cyanide gas - a poisonous gas. (uncountable) potassium cyanide - a water soluble poison.

Words with the same origin as cyanide

Descendants of -ide
arabinoside berthollide bromide caesium iodide chloride chromium diantimonide deoxynucleotide fluoride halide hydrobromide hydrochloride iodide nitrosyl fluoride nucleotide polonide potassium chloride protochloride radionucleotide rubidium bromide salicide silicide tamanolide trichloride trisaccharide