noun ni·tro·guanidine \"+\

Definition of nitroguanidine

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of nitroguanidine

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + guanidine

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