Definition of pyroxylin in English:

pyroxylin

Syllabification: py·rox·y·lin
Pronunciation: /pīˈräksələn, pə-
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • A form of nitrocellulose that is less highly nitrated and is soluble in ether and alcohol.
    More example sentences
    • The process of pyroxylin gunpowder production is a complex multiphase chemical engineering process.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French pyroxyline, from Greek pur 'fire' + xulon 'wood'.

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