trinitroglycerin

trinitroglycerin

[trahy-nahy-troh-glis-er-in]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1860–65; trinitro- + glycerin

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trinitroglycerin

noun
a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat) [syn: nitroglycerin
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