Nitro etymology

English word Nitro comes from English cellulose

Detailed word origin of Nitro

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cellulose English (eng) Consisting of, or containing, cells. (organic compound) A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.. A complex carbohydrate that forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants and is important in the manufacture of numerous products, such as paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and explosives.
nitrocellulose English (eng) (organic compound) A cotton-like material, made from cellulose by the action of nitric and sulphuric acids, used in the manufacture of explosives, collodion etc.
Nitro English (eng) A city in West Virginia.

Words with the same origin as Nitro

Descendants of cellulose