- of or derived from picric acid.
Origin of picric
1850–55; < Greek pikr(ós) bitter + -ic
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Examples from the Web for picric
Maybe—but so is picric acid; so is nitroglycerin; and so is pure gold.Skylark Three
Edward Elmer Smith
This is not the case, however, as regards piperin and picric acid.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
No,” said the purchaser, “that picric acid you have sent me is not an explosive.Dynamite Stories
Bleaching powder, lime, and picric acid are received by rail.America's Munitions 1917-1918
It is rapidly decomposed by an excess of alcohol into picric acid and anthracene, the solution assuming a yellow tint.