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pyroxylin

 [pi-rok´sĭ-lin]
a product of the action of a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids on cotton; used to make collodion.

py·rox·y·lin

(pi-rok'si-lin),
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]