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nitroglycerin

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

Simple Definition of nitroglycerin

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

Full Definition of nitroglycerin

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

Variants of nitroglycerin

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

Origin of nitroglycerin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1857


Medical Dictionary

nitroglycerin

noun ni·tro·glyc·er·in

Medical Definition of nitroglycerin

  1. :  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

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


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