Picric Pi"cric, a. [Gr. ? bitter.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a strong organic acid (called picric acid), intensely bitter. [1913 Webster]

Note: Picric acid is obtained by treating phenol with strong nitric acid, as a brilliant yellow crystalline substance, {C6H2(NO2)3.OH}. It is used in dyeing silk and wool, and also in the manufacture of explosives, as it is very unstable when heated. Called also {trinitrophenol}, and formerly {carbazotic acid}. [1913 Webster]

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  • picric — PÍCRIC adj. (În sintagma) Acid picric = acid corosiv şi toxic, sub formă de cristale galbene, fără miros şi cu gust amar, folosit ca exploziv, la prepararea unor substanţe colorante etc. – Din fr. picrique. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 16.03.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • picric — /pik rik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from picric acid. [1850 55; < Gk pikr(ós) bitter + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • picric — adjective /ˈpɪkɹɪk/ Designating a type of bitter yellow acid. “Something in the picric family might do nicely,” Fatou went on, deploying maps and diagrams about the tiny room …   Wiktionary

  • picric — pɪkrɪk adj. of picric acid (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • picric — /pik rik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from picric acid. [1850 55; < Gk pikr(ós) bitter + IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pícric — pí|cric Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • pícric — adj. m. (sil. cric) …   Romanian orthography

  • picric — pic·ric …   English syllables

  • Picric acid — Picric acid …   Wikipedia

  • picric acid — [pik′rik] n. [Fr picrique: see PICRO & IC] a poisonous, yellow, crystalline, bitter acid, C6H2 (NO2) 3OH, used in making dyes and explosives and in analytical chemistry …   English World dictionary

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