from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The complex ion Fe(CN)64−, used in making blue pigments, blueprint paper, and ferricyanide.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A compound of a base or basic radical with ferrocyanogen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) One of a series of complex double cyanides of ferrous iron and some other base.
  • noun (Chem.) yellow prussiate of potash; a tough, yellow, crystalline salt, K4(CN)6Fe, the starting point in the manufacture of almost all cyanogen compounds, and the basis of the ferric ferrocyanate, prussian blue. It is obtained by strongly heating together potash, scrap iron, and animal matter containing nitrogen, as horn, leather, blood, etc., in iron pots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry any of various salts containing the tetravalent anion Fe(CN)64-; used in making blue pigments
  • noun chemistry a complex ion in which a central ferrous iron atom is surrounded by six cyanide ions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun salt of ferrocyanic acid usually obtained by a reaction of a cyanide with iron sulphate


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