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nitrocellulose

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nitrocellulose

noun ni·tro·cel·lu·lose \-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of NITROCELLULOSE

:  any of several nitric-acid esters of cellulose used especially for making explosives, plastics, and varnishes

Origin of NITROCELLULOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1882

nitrocellulose

noun ni·tro·cel·lu·lose \-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NITROCELLULOSE

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