Xyloidin
Xyloidin Xy*loid"in, n. [Xylo- + -oid.] (Chem.) A substance resembling pyroxylin, obtained by the action of nitric acid on starch; -- called also {nitramidin}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Xyloïdin — (Nitroamylum), eine explosive Substanz, welche durch Einwirkung von concentrirter Salpetersäure auf Stärkemehl entsteht, ist zu betrachten als Stärkemehl, C12H10O10, in welchem 2 Äquivalente Wasserstoff durch 2 Äquiv. Untersalpetersäure ersetzt… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Xyloïdīn — (Nitrostärke) entsteht bei Behandlung von Stärke mit rauchender Salpetersäure, bildet eine farblose Masse, ist höchst explosiv und dient zur Bereitung des Uchatiuspulvers …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Xyloidin — Xyloidīn, s. Nitrozellulose …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • xyloidin — or xyloidine /zi loiˈdin/ noun (Gr eidos form, appearance) an explosive like gun cotton, prepared by the action of strong nitric acid on starch or woody fibre such as pyroxylin, or a similar substance • • • Main Entry: ↑xylo …   Useful english dictionary

  • xyloidin — SYN: pyroxylin …   Medical dictionary

  • nitramidin — Xyloidin Xy*loid in, n. [Xylo + oid.] (Chem.) A substance resembling pyroxylin, obtained by the action of nitric acid on starch; called also {nitramidin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xyloidine — xyloidin or xyloidine /zi loiˈdin/ noun (Gr eidos form, appearance) an explosive like gun cotton, prepared by the action of strong nitric acid on starch or woody fibre such as pyroxylin, or a similar substance • • • Main Entry: ↑xylo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Armstrong gun — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Big gun — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breech-loading — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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