trinitrotoluene

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noun tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene \ˌtrī-ˌnī-trō-ˈtäl-yə-ˌwēn\

Definition of trinitrotoluene

  1. :  tnt

Origin and Etymology of trinitrotoluene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1900


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trinitrotoluene

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noun tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene \ˌtrī-ˌnī-trō-ˈtäl-yə-ˌwēn\

Medical Definition of trinitrotoluene

  1. :  a flammable toxic compound C7H5N3O6 obtained by nitrating toluene and used as a high explosive and in chemical synthesis—called also TNT


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