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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers.

Usage examples (27)
  • The pyroxyline was the di-nitro-cellulose (or possibly the penta-nitro?), and the temperature was below the igniting point of this material (40° C. would have been a...
  • The usual method is, however, to dissolve the camphor in the least possible quantity of alcohol, and sprinkle the solution over the dry pyroxyline, which is then covered...
  • From 30 to 35 lbs. of pyroxyline were produced in each of the fourteen days.
  • These four classes include the greater number of the solvents of pyroxyline. for more
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