picric acid etymology

English word picric acid comes from Ancient Greek πικρός, and later French picrique ((organic chemistry) picric.)

Detailed word origin of picric acid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
πικρός Ancient Greek (grc)
picrique French (fra) (organic chemistry) picric.
picric acid English (eng) (chemistry) 2,4,6-trinitrophenol, C6H2(NO2)3, prepared by the nitration of phenol or of aspirin; a toxic, yellow, explosive substance used in dyes, explosives, and as an antiseptic.

Words with the same origin as picric acid

Descendants of πικρός
picric picro-