pyroxyline


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py·rox·y·lin

 (pī-rŏk′sə-lĭn) also py·rox·y·line (-lēn′, -lĭn)
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Noun1.pyroxyline - 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 chemist explained that there were two types of guncotton--trinitro cellulose, which seawater would not affect, and pyroxyline, which sea water could cause to suddenly explode, as a result of chemical changes that he explained in technical detail.