Definition of pyroxylin in English:

pyroxylin

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] A form of nitrocellulose which is less highly nitrated and is soluble in ether and alcohol.

    • ‘The process of pyroxylin gunpowder production is a complex multiphase chemical engineering process.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French pyroxyline, from Greek pur fire + xulon wood.

Pronunciation:

pyroxylin

/pʌɪˈrɒksɪlɪn/