cresylite

noun
cres·​yl·​ite | \ ˈkresəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of cresylite

: an explosive consisting of trinitrocresol or of trinitrocresol and picric acid

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History and Etymology for cresylite

International Scientific Vocabulary cresyl + -ite; originally formed as French crésylite

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“Cresylite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cresylite. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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