cy·a·no·ac·ry·late .sī-ə-nō-'ak-rə-.lāt, sīō- n any of several liquid acrylate monomers that readily polymerize as anions and are used as adhesives in industry and in medicine on living tissue to close wounds in surgery

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cy·a·no·ac·ry·late (si″ə-no-akґrə-lāt) an acrylate monomer or polymer that has substitution with one or more cyano group(s); see also under adhesive and resin.

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