nitro cellulose

nitrocellulose

[nahy-truh-sel-yuh-lohs]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1880–85; nitro- + cellulose

nitrocellulosic, nitrocellulous, adjective
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nitrocellulose (ˌnaɪtrəʊˈsɛljʊˌləʊs)
 
n
another name (not in chemical usage) for cellulose nitrate

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nitrocellulose ni·tro·cel·lu·lose (nī'trō-sěl'yə-lōs', -lōz')
n.
See cellulose nitrate.

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nitrocellulose   (nī'trō-sěl'yə-lōs')  Pronunciation Key 
A pulpy or cottonlike polymer derived from cellulose treated with sulfuric and nitric acids. It is used in the manufacture of explosives, plastics, and solid propellants.
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