Meaning of hellhoffite in English:

hellhoffite

Pronunciation /ˈhɛlhɒfʌɪt/

noun

historical Chemistry
  • An explosive consisting of a mixture of nitric acid and dinitrobenzene.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From the name of Albert Hellhoff, German artillery officer, who invented the substance with Herman Gruson + -ite.