pyroxylin


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py·rox·y·lin

 (pī-rŏk′sə-lĭn) also py·rox·y·line (-lēn′, -lĭn)
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pyroxylin

(paɪˈrɒksɪlɪn) or

pyroxyline

n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow substance obtained by nitrating cellulose with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids; guncotton: used to make collodion, plastics, lacquers, and adhesives
[C19: from pyro- + xyl(o)- + -in]
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py•rox•y•lin

(paɪˈrɒk sə lɪn, pə-)

or py•rox•y•line (-lɪn, -ˌlin)


n.
a nitrocellulose compound containing fewer nitrate groups than guncotton, used in the manufacture of artificial silk, leather, oilcloth, etc.
[1830–40; pyro- + Greek xýl(on) wood + -in1]
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Noun1.pyroxylin - highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers
cellulose nitrate, guncotton, nitrocellulose, nitrocotton - a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives
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THE FREQUENCY OF ARTISTIC MEDIA FROM WIKIART OIL 28,408 WATERCOLOR 2,878 TEMPERA 1,137 PENCIL 1,399 PASTEL 1,072 FRESCO 946 INK 943 ETCHING 782 LITHOGRAPHY 687 WOODCUT 310 COLLAGE 269 ENGRAVING 239 ACRYLIC 209 CHARCOAL 125 WOODBLOCK 117 MAGNA 100 PEN 99 CRAYON 88 AQUATINT 71 SILKSCREEN 58 PHOTOGRAPHY 46 MIXED 40 GRAPHITE 39 FLUORESCEN 36 PHOTOMOSAIC 34 BRONZE 33 WOODBLOCK 32 PYROXYLIN 32 Note: Table made from bar graph.
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