ammonium picrate

noun

Definition of ammonium picrate

  1. :  a yellow or red salt of picric acid NH4OC6H2(NO3)3 used as an explosive, its resistance to impact, shock, and friction permitting its use in armor-piercing projectiles

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1871

First Known Use of ammonium picrate

1871


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