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picric acid

Pronunciation: pik'rik as'id

Definition: Agent used as an application in burns, eczema, erysipelas, and pruritus; potentially explosive in its crystallized form.

Synonym(s): carbazotic acid, nitroxanthic acid

[G. pikros, bitter]

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