tet·​ryl ˈte-trəl How to pronounce tetryl (audio)
: a pale yellow crystalline explosive C7H5N5O8 used especially as a detonator

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First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tetryl was in 1909

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“Tetryl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetryl. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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