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 for pyroxylin
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
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion
           and plastics and lacquers [syn: pyroxylin, pyroxyline]

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