a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives
Hypernyms: ↑cellulose ester, ↑nitrate
Hyponyms: ↑pyrocellulose, ↑pyroxylin, ↑pyroxyline
Substance Holonyms: ↑celluloid, ↑blasting gelatin, ↑cordite

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\\“+\ noun
: cellulose nitrate made from cotton; especially : guncotton

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/nuy'troh kot"n/, n. Chem.
[1895-1900; NITRO- + COTTON]

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nitrocottˈon noun
Guncotton, an explosive made from cotton soaked in nitric and sulphuric acids
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Main Entry:nitro-

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