Definition of dinitrotoluene
: any of six isomeric toxic crystalline compounds CH3C6H3(NO2)3 formed by nitration of nitrotoluenes: such as a : the yellow isomer obtained as the sole first product from para-nitrotoluene and used chiefly in making dyes and explosives —called also 2,4-dinitrotoluene b : a commercial mixture of two or more of the isomers
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Origin and Etymology of dinitrotoluene
International Scientific Vocabulary dinitro- + toluene
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