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mannitol hexanitrate

noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology
a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C 6 H 8 N 6 O 1 8 , used as a fulminating agent in percussion caps and in the treatment of hypertension and coronary insufficiency.
Also called nitromannitol, nitromannite.


[nahy-truh-man-i-tawl, -tol] /ˌnaɪ trəˈmæn ɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl/
noun, Chemistry
Also, nitromannite
[nahy-truh-man-ahyt] /ˌnaɪ trəˈmæn aɪt/ (Show IPA)
Origin of nitromannitol Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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