picric acid

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From French picrique, from Ancient Greek πικρός (pikrós, bitter).

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picric acid (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) 2,4,6-trinitrophenol, C6H2(NO2)3, prepared by the nitration of phenol or of aspirin; a toxic, yellow, explosive substance used in dyes, explosives, and as an antiseptic

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