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picric acid


      n   a toxic sparingly soluble crystalline yellow acid used as a dye, antiseptic, and explosive. Formula: C6H2OH(NO2)3,   (Systematic name)    2,4,6-trinitrophenol      See also       lyddite  
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picnic, picrite, picr-, pic

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