butyl nitrite

noun

Definition of butyl nitrite

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

1889

First Known Use of butyl nitrite

1889


Medical Dictionary

butyl nitrite

noun

Medical Definition of butyl nitrite

  1. :  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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