Meaning of picric acid

pic'ric ac'id

Pronunciation: (pī'krō-nī'trik, pī"krō-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, water-soluble, intensely bitter, poisonous acid, CHNO, used chiefly in explosives. Also called
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