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. Unabridged


[nahy-truh-man-i-tawl, -tol]
noun Chemistry.
Also, nitromannite [nahy-truh-man-ahyt] .

nitro- + mannitol Unabridged
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