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Meaning of pyroxylin

py•rox•y•lin

Pronunciation: (pī-rok'su-lin, pu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a nitrocellulose compound containing fewer nitrate groups than guncotton, used in the manufacture of artificial silk, leather, oilcloth, etc.
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