noun tri·ni·tro·benzene \(¦)trī¦nī‧trō+\

Definition of trinitrobenzene

  1. :  a light yellow crystalline compound C6H3(NO2)3 that is a more powerful yet more stable explosive than trinitrotoluene but is little used because of the difficulties of its preparation usually indirectly from toluene —called also TNB, 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene

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Origin and Etymology of trinitrobenzene

International Scientific Vocabulary trinitr- + benzene

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