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 for pyroxyle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pyroxyle \Py*rox"yle\, n. [Cf. F. pyroxyle. See Pyroxylic,
     -yl.]
     [1913 Webster] Pyroxylic \Pyr`ox*yl"ic\, a. [Pyro- + Gr. ?
     wood.] (Old Chem.)
     Derived from wood by distillation; -- formerly used in
     designating crude wood spirit.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  pyroxylin \py*rox"y*lin\, n. (Chem.)
     A substance resembling gun cotton in composition and
     properties, but distinct in that it is more highly nitrified
     and is soluble in alcohol, ether, etc.; -- called also
     pyroxyle.
     [1913 Webster]

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