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sodium nitrite

noun

Definition of SODIUM NITRITE

:  a salt NaNO2 used especially in dye manufacture and as a meat preservative
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First Known Use of SODIUM NITRITE

1869
Medical Dictionary

sodium nitrite

noun

Medical Definition of SODIUM NITRITE

:  a colorless or yellowish deliquescent salt NaNO2 that is used as a meat preservative and in medicine as a vasodilator and an antidote for cyanide poisoning

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