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adjective ni·tro \ˈnī-(ˌ)trō\

Definition of nitro

  1. :  containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen

Origin and Etymology of nitro

nitr-


First Known Use: 1881


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nitro

noun ni·tro

Definition of nitro

plural

nitros

  1. :  any of various nitrated products; specifically :  nitroglycerin

1903

First Known Use of nitro

1903


Medical Dictionary

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nitro

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adjective ni·tro \ˈnī-(ˌ)trō\

Medical Definition of nitro

  1. :  containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen


2

nitro

noun ni·tro

Medical Definition of nitro

plural

nitros

  1. :  any of various nitrated products; specifically :  nitroglycerin


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