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cyclonite

[sahy-kluh-nahyt, sik-luh-] /ˈsaɪ kləˌnaɪt, ˈsɪk lə-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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Origin of cyclonite
1920-1925
1920-25; cyclo- + (tri)nit(ro-) + (amin)e
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cyclonite

/ˈsaɪkləˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a white crystalline insoluble explosive prepared by the action of nitric acid on hexamethylenetetramine; cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine: used in bombs and shells. Formula: C3H6N6O6
Word Origin
C20: from cyclo- + (trimethylene-tri)nit(ramin)e
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