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nitro

adjective ni·tro \ ˈnī-(ˌ)trō \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of nitro

: containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen

Origin and Etymology of nitro

nitr-


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nitro

noun

Definition of nitro

plural nitros
: any of various nitrated products; specifically : nitroglycerin

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First Known Use of nitro

1903

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nitro

adjective ni·tro \ ˈnī-(ˌ)trō \

medical Definition of nitro

: containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen

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nitro

noun

medical Definition of nitro

plural nitros
: any of various nitrated products; specifically : nitroglycerin

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