from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of three isomeric compounds, C6H4(NO2)2, made from a mixture of nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and heated benzene and used in celluloid manufacture, in dyes, and in organic synthesis.
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- n. Any of three isomeric aromatic nitro compounds C6H4(NO2)2 formed by the nitration of benzene; they are used in the manufacture of dyes etc
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound, C6H4 (NO2)2, derived from benzene by the substitution of two nitro-groups for two hydrogen atoms.
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