Definition of nitroglycerine in English:

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nitroglycerine

Pronunciation: /ˌnʌɪtrə(ʊ)ˈɡlɪs(ə)riːn/
/ˌnʌɪtrə(ʊ)ˈɡlɪn/
(US also nitroglycerin)

noun

[mass noun]
An explosive yellow liquid made by nitrating glycerol, used in explosives such as dynamite.
Example sentences
  • When glycerol is treated with a mixture of sulfuric and nitric acid, a yellow oily liquid nitroglycerin is formed.
  • Because it's difficult to grow blood vessels in the laboratory, investigators have struggled to identify the molecules that convert nitroglycerin into nitric oxide.
  • Thus, organic nitrates such as glyceryl trinitrate may be viewed as prodrugs of endogenous nitric oxide.

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