Share this entry
pyroxylin Line breaks: pyr|oxy¦lin
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrɒksɪlɪn/

Definition of pyroxylin in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A form of nitrocellulose which 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.


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

Definition of pyroxylin in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources