Definition of pyroxylin in English:

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pyroxylin

Pronunciation: /pīˈräksələn/ /pə-/

noun

Chemistry
A form of nitrocellulose that is less highly nitrated and is soluble in ether and alcohol.
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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Syllabification: py·rox·y·lin

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