styphnic acid

noun styph·nic acid \ˈstifnik-\

Definition of styphnic acid

  1. :  an explosive yellow crystalline astringent acid (NO2)3C6H(OH)2 obtained usually by nitration of resorcinol; 2,4,6-trinitro-resorcinol — compare picric acid

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Origin and Etymology of styphnic acid

styphnic International Scientific Vocabulary styphn- (from G—in German styphninsäure styphnic acid—, irregular from Greek stryphnos astringent) + -ic — more at strubbly


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