nitroparaffin

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

noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. nitrolic,
  2. nitromannitol,
  3. nitromersol,
  4. nitrometer,
  5. nitromethane,
  6. nitrophenol,
  7. nitrophilous,
  8. nitroprusside test,
  9. nitrosamine,
  10. nitroso

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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