Nitroglycerin definitions

nī'trō-glĭs'ər-ĭn, -trə-
A thick, pale yellow liquid, C3 H5 N3 O9 , that is explosive on concussion or exposure to sudden heat. It is used in the production of dynamite and blasting gelatin and as a vasodilator in medicine.
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A thick, pale-yellow, flammable, explosive oil, C3H5(ONO2)3, prepared by treating glycerin with a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids: used in medicine and in making dynamites and propellants.
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A thick, pale yellow liquid, C3 H5 N3 O9 , that is explosive on concussion or exposure to sudden heat. It is used in the production of dynamite and blasting gelatin and as a vasodilator in medicine.
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A thick, pale-yellow, explosive liquid formed by treating glycerin with nitric and sulfuric acids. It is used to make dynamite and in medicine to dilate blood vessels. Chemical formula: C3H5N3O9.
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Alternative spelling of nitroglycerine.
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