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pyroxylin

[pahy-rok-suh-lin, puh-] /paɪˈrɒk sə lɪn, pə-/
noun
1.
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-] /paɪˈrɒk sə lɪn, -ˌlin, pə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; pyro- + xyl- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for pyroxylin

pyroxylin

/paɪˈrɒksɪlɪn/
noun
1.
a yellow substance obtained by nitrating cellulose with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids; guncotton: used to make collodion, plastics, lacquers, and adhesives
Word Origin
C19: from pyro- + xyl(o)- + -in
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pyroxylin in Medicine

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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