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pyroxylin

[ pahy-rok-suh-lin, puh- ]
/ paɪˈrɒk sə lɪn, pə- /
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noun
a nitrocellulose compound containing fewer nitrate groups than guncotton, used in the manufacture of artificial silk, leather, oilcloth, etc.
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Also py·rox·y·line [pahy-rok-suh-lin, -leen, puh-]. /paɪˈrɒk sə lɪn, -ˌlin, pə-/.

Origin of pyroxylin

1830–40; pyro- + xyl- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for pyroxylin

pyroxylin
/ (paɪˈrɒksɪlɪn) /

noun
a yellow substance obtained by nitrating cellulose with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids; guncotton: used to make collodion, plastics, lacquers, and adhesives

Word Origin for pyroxylin

C19: from pyro- + xyl (o) - + -in
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