Nitroglycerin

Definition of Nitroglycerin

Ni`tro`glyc´er`in   Pronunciation: nī`trô`glĭs´ẽr`ĭn
n.1.(Chem.) A liquid appearing like a heavy oil, colorless or yellowish, and consisting of a mixture of several glycerin salts of nitric acid, and hence more properly called glycerin nitrate; also called trinitroglycerin and glyceryl trinitrate. It is made by the action of nitric acid on glycerin in the presence of sulphuric acid. It is extremely unstable and terribly explosive. A very dilute solution is used in medicine as a neurotic under the name of glonion.

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