Definition of pyroxylin in English:


Line breaks: pyr|oxy¦lin
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrɒksɪlɪn


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A form of nitrocellulose which is less highly nitrated and is soluble in ether and alcohol.
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    • The process of pyroxylin gunpowder production is a complex multiphase chemical engineering process.


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

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