guncotton

noun
gun·​cot·​ton | \ˈgən-ˌkä-tᵊn \

Definition of guncotton 

: nitrocellulose especially : an explosive highly nitrated product used chiefly in smokeless powder

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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guncotton

noun
gun·​cot·​ton | \ˈgən-ˌkät-ᵊn \

Medical Definition of guncotton 

: any of various cellulose nitrates especially : an explosive consisting of a higher-nitrated product (as one containing at least 13.2 percent nitrogen)

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