trinitrotoluene


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trinitrotoluene

 [tri-ni″tro-tol´u-ēn]
TNT: a high explosive derived from toluene; it sometimes causes poisoning in those who work with it, marked by dermatitis, gastritis, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and flatulence.

tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene (TNT),

(trī'nī-trō-tol'yū-ēn),
An explosive made by the nitrification of toluene; it causes gastric and intestinal disturbances and dermatitis in workers in munition factories.
Synonym(s): trinitrotoluol

trinitrotoluene

/tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene/ (TNT) (-tol´u-ēn) a high explosive derived from toluene; it sometimes causes poisoning in those who work with it, marked by dermatitis, gastritis, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and flatulence.

tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene

(TNT) (trī'nī-trō-tol'yū-ēn)
An explosive made by the nitrification of toluene; causes gastric and intestinal disturbances and dermatitis in workers in munition factories.
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