trinitrocresol

noun tri·ni·tro·cresol \ "+ \

Definition of trinitrocresol

: any of several trinitro derivatives (NO2)3C6H(CH3)OH of the three cresols; especially : a high explosive similar to picric acid made by nitrating meta-cresol — see cresylite

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Origin and Etymology of trinitrocresol

International Scientific Vocabulary trinitr- + cresol


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