cyanogen etymology

English word cyanogen comes from English -gen (A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.), English cyano-

Detailed word origin of cyanogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-gen English (eng) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
cyano- English (eng) (chemistry) derived from cyanogen or cyanide. Dark blue-green in colour.
cyanogen English (eng) (chemistry) The radical -CN.. (organic compound) The pseudohalogen (CN)2; a colourless, poisonous gas used as a rocket propellant, an insecticide and in chemical warfare.

Words with the same origin as cyanogen

Descendants of -gen
acrogen androgen antiflorigenic carcinogen carcinogenic chalcogenide comedogenic estrogen gasogen hallucinogen hallucinogenic litogen melanogen morphogen mutagen narced neogen nitragin nitrogen organogen osteogen procarcinogen pruritogen pyrogen zymogen
Descendants of cyano-