pyroligneous acid


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pyroligneous acid

n.
A reddish-brown wood distillate containing acetic acid, methyl alcohol, acetone, and a tarry residue. Also called wood vinegar.

pyroligneous acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) the crude reddish-brown acidic liquid obtained by the distillation of wood and containing acetic acid, methanol, and acetone. Also called: wood vinegar

py•ro•lig′ne•ous ac′id

(ˌpaɪ rəˈlɪg ni əs)
n.
a yellowish liquid distilled from wood, composed of acetic acid, acetone, and methyl alcohol: used for smoking meats.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.pyroligneous acid - a red-brown liquid formed in distillation of wood which contains acetic acid, methanol, acetone, wood oils, and tars
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
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