Pyroxylic
Pyroxyle Py*rox"yle, n. [Cf. F. pyroxyle. See {Pyroxylic}, {-yl}.] [1913 Webster] Pyroxylic Pyr`ox*yl"ic, a. [Pyro- + Gr. ? wood.] (Old Chem.) Derived from wood by distillation; -- formerly used in designating crude wood spirit. [1913 Webster]

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