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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ni·tro·glyc·er·in /ˌnaɪtrəˈglɪsrən, ˈglɪsə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ni·tro·glyc·er·in /ˌnaɪtrəˈglɪs(ə)rən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ni·tro·glyc·er·in, Ni·tro·glyc·er·ine n.  Chem. A liquid appearing like a heavy oil, colorless or yellowish, and consisting of a mixture of several glycerin salts of nitric acid, and hence more properly called glycerin nitrate; also called trinitroglycerin and glyceryl trinitrate.  It is made by the action of nitric acid on glycerin in the presence of sulphuric acid. It is extremely unstable and terribly explosive. A very dilute solution is used in medicine as a neurotic under the name of glonion. [Written also nitroglycerine.]
 Note:A great number of explosive compounds have been produced by mixing nitroglycerin with different substances; as, dynamite, or giant powder, nitroglycerin mixed with siliceous earth; lithofracteur, nitroglycerin with gunpowder, or with sawdust and nitrate of sodium or barium; Colonia powder, gunpowder with nitroglycerin; dualin, nitroglycerin with sawdust, or with sawdust and nitrate of potassium and some other substances; lignose, wood fiber and nitroglycerin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by
          nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and
          medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and
          Nitrostat) [syn: nitroglycerine, trinitroglycerin, glyceryl
          trinitrate, Nitrospan, Nitrostat]