- a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C6H8N6O18, used as a fulminating agent in percussion caps and in the treatment of hypertension and coronary insufficiency.
Also called nitromannitol, nitromannite.
Also ni·tro·man·nite [nahy-truh-man-ahyt] /ˌnaɪ trəˈmæn aɪt/.
Origin of nitromannitol
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