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Consists chiefly of cellulose tetranitrate, obtained by the action of nitric and sulfuric acids on cotton; used in the preparation of collodion.
[pyro- + G. xylon, wood]
pyroxylin/py·roxy·lin/ (pi-rok´sĭ-lin) a product of the action of a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids on cotton; used to make collodion.
a product of the action of a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids on cotton, consisting chiefly of cellulose tetranitrate; a necessary ingredient of collodion.