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tetryl

[te-tril] /ˈtɛ trɪl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 7 H 5 N 5 O 8 , used as a chemical indicator and as a detonator and bursting charge in small-caliber shells.
Also, tetralite.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; tetr- + -yl
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Examples from the web for tetryl
  • Exposure to tetryl occurs around military installations where it was made, used, or stored.
  • Other target organs of tetryl toxicity include the upper respiratory tract, kidney, liver and central nervous system.
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tetryl

/ˈtɛtrɪl/
noun
1.
a yellow crystalline explosive solid used in detonators; trinitrophenylmethylnitramine. Formula: (NO2)3C6H2N(NO2)CH3 Also called nitramine
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