from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colorless crystalline compound, CH(NO2)3, prepared by the action of water on trinitro-acetonitrile; trinitromethane. It melts at 15° C., explodes when rapidly heated, is a strong monobasic acid, and gives yellow solutions and colored salts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A nitro derivative of methane, analogous to chloroform, obtained as a colorless oily or crystalline substance, CH.(NO2)3, quite explosive, and having well-defined acid properties.
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- noun organic chemistry The
explosive nitrocompound CH(NO2)3, analagous to chloroform; trinitromethane
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