Definition of cellulose nitrate in English:

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cellulose nitrate

noun

Another term for nitrocellulose.
Example sentences
  • Cellulose reacts with nitric and sulfuric acids to produce cellulose nitrate.
  • The first cellulose resin, cellulose nitrate or celluloid, was invented by John Wesley Hyatt, who was trying to find a substitute for ivory in billiard balls in order to win a contest.
  • As cellulose nitrate rots, it shrinks and becomes brittle, leaking toxic fumes corrosive enough to turn a reel of film into smelly gelatin ooze.

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Syllabification: cel·lu·lose ni·trate

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