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A yellow crystalline compound, C7H5N5O8, used as a detonator.
[From its four nitrite groups.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a yellow crystalline explosive solid used in detonators; trinitrophenylmethylnitramine. Formula: (NO2)3C6H2N(NO2)CH3. Also called: nitramine
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a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C7H5N5O8, used as a chemical indicator and as a detonator and bursting charge in small-caliber shells.
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|Noun||1.||tetryl - a yellow crystalline explosive solid that is used in detonators|
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
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