mannitol hexanitrate

noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. 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.


[nahy-truh-man-i-tawl, -tol]
noun Chemistry.
  1. mannitol hexanitrate.
Also ni·tro·man·nite [nahy-truh-man-ahyt] /ˌnaɪ trəˈmæn aɪt/.

Origin of nitromannitol Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018