cyclonite


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cyclonite

(ˈsaɪkləˌnaɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline insoluble explosive prepared by the action of nitric acid on hexamethylenetetramine; cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine: used in bombs and shells. Formula: C3H6N6O6
[C20: from cyclo- + (trimethylene-tri)nit(ramin)e]
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One example is cyclonite, a toxic substance that may cause cancer.
147 of the bombers that reached the target dropped their bombs, which consisted of some 356 tons of 1,000-pound general purpose and cyclonite bombs.