mannitol hexanitrate


noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.

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.

Definition for nitromannite (2 of 2)

nitromannitol

[ nahy-truh-man-i-tawl, -tol ]
/ ˌnaɪ trəˈmæn ɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl /

noun Chemistry.

Also ni·tro·man·nite [nahy-truh-man-ahyt] /ˌnaɪ trəˈmæn aɪt/.

Origin of nitromannitol

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