pyroxylin
pyroxylin py*rox"y*lin, n. (Chem.) A substance resembling gun cotton in composition and properties, but distinct in that it is more highly nitrified and is soluble in alcohol, ether, etc.; -- called also {pyroxyle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pyroxylin — Pyroxylin, so v.w. Schießbaumwolle …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pyroxylīn — (griech.), s. Schießbaumwolle …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pyroxylin — Pyroxylīn, s. Schießbaumwolle …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pyroxylin — Pyroxylin, griech. deutsch, Schießbaumwolle …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • pyroxylin — or pyroxyline [pī räk′sə lin] n. [Fr pyroxyline < Gr pyr, FIRE + xylon, wood] nitrocellulose, esp. in less highly nitrated and explosive forms than guncotton …   English World dictionary

  • pyroxylin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pyr + Greek xylon wood Date: circa 1847 1. a flammable mixture of nitrocelluloses used especially in making plastics and water repellent coatings (as lacquers) 2. a pyroxylin product …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyroxylin — piroksilinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Sprogstamoji medžiaga iš trinitroceliuliozės. atitikmenys: angl. guncotton; pyroxylin rus. пироксилин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • pyroxylin — /puy rok seuh lin, peuh /, n. a nitrocellulose compound containing fewer nitrate groups than guncotton, used in the manufacture of artificial silk, leather, oilcloth, etc. Also, pyroxyline /puy rok seuh lin, leen , peuh /. [1830 40; PYRO + XYL +… …   Universalium

  • pyroxylin — noun A highly inflammable form of nitrocellulose; used in the manufacture of collodion and lacquers …   Wiktionary

  • pyroxylin — Consists chiefly of cellulose tetranitrate, obtained by the action of nitric and sulfuric acid s on cotton; used in the preparation of collodion. SYN: colloxylin, dinitrocellulose, nitrocellulose, soluble gun cotton, xyloidin. [ …   Medical dictionary

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