- a salt or ester of picric acid.
Origin of picrate
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In another moment the words "picrate of potash" brought me to my feet?The Survivors of the Chancellor
The picrate of lead has been proposed as a fulminating powder for percussion caps.
The picrate of silver forms beautiful starry groups of acicular crystals, having the colour and lustre of gold.
Lyddite, lid′īt, n. a powerful explosive made (at Lydd in Kent) from picrate of potash.
The picrate of potassium has been given with advantage in intermittent fevers.
- any salt or ester of picric acid, such as sodium picrate
- a charge-transfer complex formed by picric acid
- A salt or ester of picric acid.
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