tetryl

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tetryl a yellow crystalline explosive solid that is used in detonators
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tetryl (Chem) Butyl; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tetryl The hypothetical radical C4H9, the fourth member of the CnH2n + 1 series: same as butyl.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tetr,a- + -yl,

Usage

In literature:

At this there was a celebration, led by "Blondie" Wanacek, a sulphuric-acid expert handling tetryl on the Two.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Tetryl is much more dangerous than T.N.T., and is also more poisonous to handle.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Tetranitromethylaniline (tetryl) has also been employed (Brit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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