pyroxylin

pyroxylin

[pahy-rok-suh-lin, puh-]
noun
a nitrocellulose compound containing fewer nitrate groups than guncotton, used in the manufacture of artificial silk, leather, oilcloth, etc.
Also, pyroxyline [pahy-rok-suh-lin, -leen, puh-] .


Origin:
1830–40; pyro- + xyl- + -in2

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pyroxylin (paɪˈrɒksɪlɪn)
 
n
a yellow substance obtained by nitrating cellulose with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids; guncotton: used to make collodion, plastics, lacquers, and adhesives
 
[C19: from pyro- + xyl(o)- + -in]

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pyroxylin py·rox·y·lin (pī-rŏk'sə-lĭn)
n.
A highly flammable cellulose nitrate used in the manufacture of collodion, plastics, and lacquers. Also called trinitrocellulose.

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