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nitroparaffin

[ nahy-truh-par-uh-fin ]
/ ˌnaɪ trəˈpær ə fɪn /
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noun Chemistry.

any of a class of compounds derived from the methane series in which a hydrogen atom is replaced by a nitro group.

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Origin of nitroparaffin

First recorded in 1890–95; nitro- + paraffin
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British Dictionary definitions for nitroparaffin

nitroparaffin
/ (ˌnaɪtrəʊˈpærəfɪn) /

noun

any of a class of colourless toxic compounds with the general formula C n H 2n+1 NO 2
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