nitrocellulose









nitrocellulose


noun Chemistry.

  1. cellulose nitrate.

noun

  1. another name (not in chemical usage) for cellulose nitrate

n.

  1. cellulose nitrate

  1. A pulpy or cottonlike polymer derived from cellulose treated with sulfuric and nitric acids. It is used in the manufacture of explosives, plastics, and solid propellants.

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