picric acid definition

  • noun:
    • A poisonous, explosive yellowish crystalline solid, C6H2(NO2)3OH, utilized in explosives, dyes, and antiseptics.
    • 2,4,6-trinitrophenol, C6H2(NO2)3, made by the nitration of phenol or of aspirin; a toxic, yellowish, explosive compound used in dyes, explosives, so when an antiseptic
    • a yellow harmful very explosive strong acid; found in large explosives and as a dye plus in chemical reactions

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