Definition of nitromannite in English:

nitromannite

noun

Pharmacology Chemistry
  • An explosive colourless crystalline substance, C₆H₈(ONO₂)₆, which is obtained by treating mannitol with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids and used in the manufacture of explosive caps and medicinally as a vasodilator; mannitol hexanitrate.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William A. Miller (1817–1870), chemist. From nitro- + mannite, probably after German Nitromannit.

Pronunciation

nitromannite

/nʌɪtrəʊˈmanʌɪt/