Meaning of NITROGLYCERIN in English

/nuy'treuh glis"euhr in/ , n. Chem., Pharm.

a colorless, thick, oily, flammable, highly explosive, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 3 H 5 N 3 O 9 , prepared from glycerol with nitric and sulfuric acids: used chiefly as a constituent of dynamite and other explosives, in rocket propellants, and in medicine as a vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris.

Also, nitroglycerine /nuy'treuh glis"euhr in, -euh reen'/ . Also called glonoin, glyceryl trinitrate, trinitroglycerin .

[ 1855-60; NITRO- + GLYCERIN ]

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