nitroglycerin

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noun ni·tro·glyc·er·in \ˌnī-trə-ˈglis-rən, -ˈgli-sə-\
variants: or

nitroglycerine

Definition of nitroglycerin

  1. :  an oily explosive poisonous liquid C3H5N3O9 used chiefly in making dynamite and in medicine as a vasodilator

Origin and Etymology of nitroglycerin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1852


NITROGLYCERIN Defined for English Language Learners

nitroglycerin

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noun ni·tro·glyc·er·in \ˌnī-trə-ˈglis-rən, -ˈgli-sə-\

Definition of nitroglycerin for English Language Learners

  • : a liquid that is used in making explosives and in medicine


NITROGLYCERIN Defined for Kids

nitroglycerin

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noun ni·tro·glyc·er·in \ˌnī-trō-ˈgli-sə-rən\
variants: or

nitroglycerine

\ˌnī-trō-ˈgli-sə-rən\

Definition of nitroglycerin for Students

  1. :  an oily liquid explosive from which dynamite is made


Medical Dictionary

nitroglycerin

noun ni·tro·glyc·er·in
variants: or

nitroglycerine

\ˌnī-trə-ˈglis-(ə-)rən\play

Medical Definition of nitroglycerin

  1. :  a heavy oily explosive poisonous liquid C3H5N3O9 used chiefly in making dynamites and in medicine as a vasodilator (as in angina pectoris)—called also trinitrin, trinitroglycerin; see nitro-dur, nitrostat



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