: 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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International Scientific Vocabulary trinitr- + cresol

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“Trinitrocresol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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