Medical Term:

pyroxylin

Pronunciation: pi-rok′si-lin

Definition: Consists chiefly of cellulose tetranitrate, obtained by the action of nitric and sulfuric acids on cotton; used in the preparation of collodion.

Synonym(s): colloxylin, dinitrocellulose, nitrocellulose, soluble gun cotton, xyloidin

[pyro- + G. xylon, wood]

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