cellulose nitrate

noun
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

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1873

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cellulose nitrate

noun

medical Definition of cellulose nitrate

: any of several esters of nitric acid formed by the action of nitric acid on cellulose (as paper, linen, or cotton) and used for making explosives, plastics, and varnishes called also nitrocellulose; see guncotton, pyroxylin

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