Definition of hellhoffite in English:

hellhoffite

noun

Chemistry
historical
  • An explosive consisting of a mixture of nitric acid and dinitrobenzene.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From the name of Albert Hellhoff, German artillery officer, who invented the substance with Herman Gruson + -ite.

Pronunciation

hellhoffite

/ˈhɛlhɒfʌɪt/