tetranitroaniline

noun tet·ra·ni·tro·aniline \¦te‧trə¦nīˌtrō+\

Definition of tetranitroaniline

  1. :  a powerful explosive C6H(NO2)4NH2 obtained as a yellow crystalline solid by nitrating aniline

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of tetranitroaniline

tetranitro- + aniline


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tetranitroaniline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!