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trinitrotoluene

trinitrotoluene

noun tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene \ˌtrī-ˌnī-trō-ˈtäl-yə-ˌwēn\

Definition of TRINITROTOLUENE

:  tnt

Origin of TRINITROTOLUENE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1900

trinitrotoluene

noun tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene \ˌtrī-ˌnī-trō-ˈtäl-yə-ˌwēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRINITROTOLUENE

:  a flammable toxic compound C7H5N3O6 obtained by nitrating toluene and used as a high explosive and in chemical synthesis—called also TNT

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