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nitroglycerin

nitroglycerin

noun ni·tro·glyc·er·in \ˌnī-trə-ˈglis-rən, -ˈgli-sə-\

: a liquid that is used in making explosives and in medicine

Full Definition of NITROGLYCERIN

:  an oily explosive poisonous liquid C3H5N3O9 used chiefly in making dynamite and in medicine as a vasodilator

Variants of NITROGLYCERIN

ni·tro·glyc·er·in or ni·tro·glyc·er·ine \ˌnī-trə-ˈglis-rən, -ˈgli-sə-\

Origin of NITROGLYCERIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1857

nitroglycerin

noun ni·tro·glyc·er·in   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NITROGLYCERIN

:  a heavy oily explosive poisonous liquid C3H5N3O9 used chiefly in making dynamites and in medicine as a vasodilator (as in angina pectoris)—called also trinitrin, trinitroglycerin; see nitro-dur, nitrostat

Variants of NITROGLYCERIN

ni·tro·glyc·er·in or ni·tro·glyc·er·ine \ˌnī-trə-ˈglis-(ə-)rən\

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