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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History and Etymology for trinitrocresol

International Scientific Vocabulary trinitr- + cresol

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“Trinitrocresol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trinitrocresol. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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