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cyanic


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cyanic  \Cy*an"ic\  (s?-?n"?k),  a.  [Gr.  ky`anos  a  dark  blue 
  substance:  cf  F.  cyanique  Cf  {Kyanite}.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  or  containing,  cyanogen. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  blue  color. 
 
  {Cyanic  acid}  (Chem.),  an  acid,  {HOCN},  derived  from 
  cyanogen,  well  known  in  its  salts,  but  never  isolated  in 
  the  free  state. 
 
  {Cyanic  colors}  (Bot.),  those  colors  (of  flowers)  having  some 
  tinge  of  blue;  --  opposed  to  {xanthic  colors}.  A  color  of 
  either  series  may  pass  into  red  or  white,  but  not  into  the 
  opposing  color.  Red  and  pure  white  are  more  common  among 
  flowers  of  cyanic  tendency  than  in  those  of  the  other 
  class.