nitrostarch

noun ni·tro·starch \ˈnī‧trə+ˌ-\

Definition of nitrostarch

  1. :  a high explosive that is similar to cellulose nitrate, that is obtained as a white powder by nitrating starch, and that is used chiefly in blasting and demolition explosives —called also starch nitrate

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Origin and Etymology of nitrostarch

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + starch


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