Definition of nitrotoluene
: a nitro derivative of toluene or a mixture of such derivatives: such as a : the yellow liquid ortho mono derivative CH3C6H4NO2 made by nitration of toluene and used chiefly as an intermediate for azo dyes b : the colorless crystalline solid para isomer obtained along with the ortho derivative and used similarly
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Origin and Etymology of nitrotoluene
International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + toluene
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