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noun py·rox·y·lin \pī-ˈräk-sə-lən, pə-\

Medical Definition of PYROXYLIN

:  a flammable mixture of cellulose nitrates usually with less than 12.5 percent nitrogen that is less explosive than guncotton, soluble in a mixture of ether and alcohol or other organic solvents, and used especially in making plastics and coatings (as lacquers)—see collodion
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
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