Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to nitroglycerine: nitroglycerin tablets
ni·tro·glyc·er·inalso ni·tro·glyc·er·ine (nī′trō-glĭs′ər-ĭn, -trə-)
A thick, pale yellow liquid, C3H5N3O9, 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.
(Elements & Compounds) a pale yellow viscous explosive liquid substance made from glycerol and nitric and sulphuric acids and used in explosives, and in medicine as a vasodilator. Formula: CH2NO3CHNO3CH2NO3. Also called: trinitroglycerine
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||nitroglycerine - a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)|
blasting gelatin - mixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin
cordite - explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
dynamite - an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
Nitrospan, Nitrostat - trade names for nitroglycerin used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris
nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)