picric acid

picric acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1852 a toxic yellow crystalline phenol derivative C6H3N3O7 structurally similar to TNT and used especially as a high explosive and as a dye or mordant

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  • 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

  • picric acid — Chem. a yellow, crystalline, water soluble, intensely bitter, poisonous acid, C6H3N3O7, used chiefly in explosives. Also called carbazotic acid, nitroxanthic acid, picronitric acid /puy kroh nuy trik, puy kroh /, trinitrophenol. [1850 55] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • picric acid — Nitrophnol Ni tro*ph nol, n. [Nitro + phenol.] (Chem.) Any one of a series of nitro derivatives of phenol. They are yellow oily or crystalline substances and have well defined acid properties, as {picric acid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • picric acid — pikro rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė C₆H₂(OH)(NO₂)₃ atitikmenys: angl. picric acid rus. пикриновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 2,4,6 trinitrofenolis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • picric acid — Has been used as an application in burns, eczema, erysipelas, and pruritus. SYN: carbazotic acid, nitroxanthic acid. [G. pikros, bitter] * * * pic·ric acid .pik rik n a bitter toxic explosive yellow crystalline strong acid C6H3N3O7 used esp. as a …   Medical dictionary

  • picric acid — [ pɪkrɪk] noun Chemistry a bitter yellow compound obtained by nitrating phenol, used as a dye and in the manufacture of explosives. Origin C19: picric from Gk pikros bitter + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • picric acid — noun 2,4,6 trinitrophenol, CH(NO), prepared by the nitration of phenol or of aspirin; a toxic, yellow, explosive substance used in dyes, explosives, and as an antiseptic …   Wiktionary

  • picric acid — pic′ric ac′id [[t]ˈpɪk rɪk[/t]] n. chem. a yellow, crystalline, water soluble, intensely bitter, poisonous acid, C6H3N3O7, used chiefly in explosives • Etymology: 1850–55; < Gk pikr(ós) bitter + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • picric acid — /pɪkrɪk ˈæsəd/ (say pikrik asuhd) noun an intensely bitter yellow acid, 2,4,6 trinitrophenol, C6H2OH(NO2)3, used as a dye and an explosive. {Greek pikros bitter + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • picric acid —   n. yellow, bitter, poisonous acid used as dye and disinfectant and in manufacture of explosives …   Dictionary of difficult words

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