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nitrous

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adjective ni·trous \ˈnī-trəs\

Definition of nitrous

archaic

  1. :  of, relating to, or containing niter



Origin and Etymology of nitrous

New Latin nitrosus, from Latin, full of natron, from nitrum natron — more at niter


First Known Use: 1601


Medical Dictionary

nitrous

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adjective ni·trous \ˈnī-trəs\

Medical Definition of nitrous

  1. :  of, relating to, or containing nitrogen especially with a lower valence than in corresponding nitric compounds




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