cyclonite

[sahy-kluh-nahyt, sik-luh-]

Origin of cyclonite

First recorded in 1920–25; cyclo- + (tri)nit(ro-) + (amin)e
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclonite

cyclonite

noun
  1. 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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