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Meaning of nitroparaffin

ni•tro•par•af•fin

Pronunciation: (nī"tru-par'u-fin), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any of a class of compounds derived from the methane series in which a hydrogen atom is replaced by a nitro group.
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