picric acid


pic·ric acid

noun \ˈpi-krik-\

Definition of PICRIC ACID

:  a toxic yellow crystalline phenol derivative C6H3N3O7 structurally similar to TNT and used especially as a high explosive and as a dye or mordant

Origin of PICRIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1852

pic·ric acid

noun \ˌpik-rik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PICRIC ACID

: a bitter toxic explosive yellow crystalline strong acid C6H3N3O7 used especially as a dye or biological stain, as an antiseptic, and as a precipitant for organic bases and polycyclic hydrocarbons—called also trinitrophenol

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