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dimethylnitrosamine

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noun di·meth·yl·ni·tro·sa·mine \-nī-ˈtrō-sə-ˌmēn\

Definition of dimethylnitrosamine

  1. :  a carcinogenic nitrosamine C2H6N2O that occurs especially in tobacco smoke



1965

First Known Use of dimethylnitrosamine

1965


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dimethylnitrosamine

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noun di·meth·yl·ni·tros·amine \(ˌ)dī-ˌmeth-əl-(ˌ)nī-ˈtrō-sə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of dimethylnitrosamine

  1. :  a carcinogenic nitrosamine C2H6N2O that occurs especially in tobacco smoke—called also nitrosodimethylamine




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