Simple Definition of nitroglycerin
: 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
Origin of nitroglycerin
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1857
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