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pic·ric ac·id

(pik'rik as'id),
Agent used as an application in burns, eczema, erysipelas, and pruritus; potentially explosive in its crystallized form.
[G. pikros, bitter]

picric acid

/pic·ric ac·id/ (-rik) trinitrophenol.

picric acid

(pĭk′rĭk)
n.
A poisonous, explosive yellow crystalline solid, C6H3N3O7, used in explosives, dyes, and for etching copper.

picric acid

2,4,6 Trinitrophenol Occupational medicine A strong–pK 1.0 acid once used as a dye, an antiseptic, and fixative; when dry, it is explosive, and used in manufacturing explosives and rocket fuels; occupational exposure results in a yellowish skin

pic·ric ac·id

(pik'rik as'id)
Agent used as an application in burns, eczema, erysipelas, and pruritus.
[G. pikros, bitter]

pic·ric ac·id

(pik'rik as'id)
Agent used as an application in burns, eczema, erysipelas, and pruritus.
[G. pikros, bitter]

picric acid

a substance used as dye, tissue fixative, antiseptic, astringent and stimulant of epithelialization; it can be detonated on percussion or by heating above 570°F (300°C). Called also trinitrophenol.
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