butyl nitrite


Definition of butyl nitrite

: an oily liquid ester C4H9NO2 of butyl alcohol and nitrous acid that is inhaled illicitly especially as an aphrodisiac — compare popper

First Known Use of butyl nitrite

1889, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of butyl nitrite

: a colorless pungent liquid C4H9NO2 inhaled by drug users for its stimulating effects which are similar to those of amyl nitrite

called also isobutyl nitrite

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