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Definitions for pyroxylin
paɪˈrɒk sə lɪn, pə-; -lɪn, -ˌlinpy·rox·ylin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyroxylin, pyroxylinenoun

    highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers


  1. pyroxylinnoun

    A highly inflammable form of nitrocellulose; used in the manufacture of collodion and lacquers.


  1. pyroxylin

    Nitrocellulose (also known as cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, pyroxylin and flash string, depending on form) is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through exposure to a mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acid. One of its first major uses was as guncotton, a replacement for gunpowder as propellant in firearms. It was also used to replace gunpowder as a low-order explosive in mining and other applications. In the form of collodion it was also a critical component in an early photographic emulsion, the use of which revolutionized photography in the 1860s.


  1. pyroxylin

    Pyroxylin is a flammable, nitrocellulose-based compound that has various uses, particularly in the manufacturing process of items like lacquers, plastics, and explosives. Its properties make it useful in creating items that need to be moldable and durable. It was also historically used in film and photographic materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyroxylinnoun

    a substance resembling gun cotton in composition and properties, but distinct in that it is more highly nitrified and is soluble in alcohol, ether, etc.; -- called also pyroxyle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyroxylin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyroxylin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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