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cellulose nitrate

noun

Definition of CELLULOSE NITRATE

First Known Use of CELLULOSE NITRATE

1880

cellulose nitrate

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CELLULOSE NITRATE

:  any of several esters of nitric acid formed by the action of nitric acid on cellulose (as paper, linen, or cotton) and used for making explosives, plastics, and varnishes—called also nitrocellulose; see guncotton, pyroxylin

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