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pyroxylin

Line breaks: pyr|oxy¦lin
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrɒksɪlɪn
 
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Definition of pyroxylin in English:

noun

[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.

Origin

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

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