tetryl

[te-tril]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C7H5N5O8, used as a chemical indicator and as a detonator and bursting charge in small-caliber shells.
Also tetralite.

Origin of tetryl

First recorded in 1855–60; tetr- + -yl
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tetryl

noun
  1. a yellow crystalline explosive solid used in detonators; trinitrophenylmethylnitramine. Formula: (NO 2) 3 C 6 H 2 N(NO 2)CH 3Also called: nitramine
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