nitroglycerin


nitroglycerin
nitroglycerin or nitroglycerine [nī΄trō glis′ər in, nī΄trəglis′ər in]
n.
a thick, pale-yellow, flammable, explosive oil, C3H5 (ONO2)3, prepared by treating glycerin with a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids: used in medicine and in making dynamites and propellants

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