tetryl

noun
tet·​ryl | \ ˈte-trəl How to pronounce tetryl (audio) \

Definition of tetryl

: a pale yellow crystalline explosive C7H5N5O8 used especially as a detonator

First Known Use of tetryl

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Tetryl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetryl. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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