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[nahy-truh-sel-yuh-lohs] /ˌnaɪ trəˈsɛl yəˌloʊs/

noun, Chemistry.
another name (not in chemical usage) for cellulose nitrate

nitrocellulose ni·tro·cel·lu·lose (nī’trō-sěl’yə-lōs’, -lōz’)
See cellulose nitrate.
A pulpy or cottonlike polymer derived from cellulose treated with sulfuric and nitric acids. It is used in the manufacture of explosives, plastics, and solid propellants.


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