cyclonite

[ sahy-kluh-nahyt, sik-luh- ]
/ ˈsaɪ kləˌnaɪt, ˈsɪk lə- /

noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. cyclone,
  2. cyclone cellar,
  3. cyclone fence,
  4. cyclone furnace,
  5. cyclonic,
  6. cyclooctatetraene,
  7. cycloolefin,
  8. cycloparaffin,
  9. cyclopean,
  10. cyclopean concrete

Origin of cyclonite

First recorded in 1920–25; cyclo- + (tri)nit(ro-) + (amin)e

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British Dictionary definitions for cyclonite

cyclonite

/ (ˈsaɪkləˌnaɪt) /

noun

a white crystalline insoluble explosive prepared by the action of nitric acid on hexamethylenetetramine; cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine: used in bombs and shells. Formula: C 3 H 6 N 6 O 6

Word Origin for cyclonite

C20: from cyclo- + (trimethylene-tri) nit (ramin) e

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