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a combining form representing picric or picric acid in compound words: picramic acid.
a combining form meaning “bitter”, used in the formation of compound words: picrite.
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Also especially before a vowel, picr-.
Words nearby picro-
picramic acid, picrate, picric, picric acid, picrite, picro-, picrotoxin, Pict, Pictish, pictogram, pictograph
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How to use picro- in a sentence
A hot solution of potassic cyanide, mixed with picric acid, assumes a blood-red colour, due to the formation of picro-cyanic acid.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
We will begin with the simplest example: the use of picro-carmine, a mixture of neutral ammonium carmine and ammonium picrate.Histology of the Blood|Paul Ehrlich
Johnson recommends the picro-saccharimeter figured in the text.
British Dictionary definitions for picro-
before a vowel picr-
Word Origin for picro-
from Greek pikros
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