nitroguanidine

noun
ni·​tro·​guanidine | \ "+ \

Definition of nitroguanidine

: a crystalline smokeless flashless propellant HN=C(NH2)NHNO2 obtained usually by treating guanidine nitrate with concentrated sulfuric acid and used as a component in military smokeless powder (as in guns requiring rapid firing without overheating the barrel of the gun)

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History and Etymology for nitroguanidine

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + guanidine

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“Nitroguanidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitroguanidine. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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