Definition of pyroxylin in English:

pyroxylin

noun

Chemistry
  • A form of nitrocellulose which is less highly nitrated and is soluble in ether and alcohol.

    • ‘The process of pyroxylin gunpowder production is a complex multiphase chemical engineering process.’

Pronunciation

pyroxylin

/pīˈräksəl(ə)n/ /paɪˈrɑksəl(ə)n/ /pəˈräksəl(ə)n/ /pəˈrɑksəl(ə)n/

Origin

Mid 19th century from French pyroxyline, from Greek pur ‘fire’ + xulon ‘wood’.