nitrocellulose

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noun ni·tro·cel·lu·lose \-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of nitrocellulose

  1. :  any of several nitric-acid esters of cellulose used especially for making explosives, plastics, and varnishes

Origin and Etymology of nitrocellulose

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1882


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nitrocellulose

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noun ni·tro·cel·lu·lose \-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Medical Definition of nitrocellulose


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