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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

pyroxylin \py*rox"y*lin\, noun (Chem.) 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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers [syn: {pyroxylin}, {pyroxyline}]

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