Definition of nitrolic acid
: any of a class of weak acids of the general formula RC(=NOH)NO2, that are formed by the action of nitrous acid on primary nitroparaffins RCH2NO2 and that react with alkalies to give intensely red-colored solutions of their salts aceto-nitrolic acid CH3C(=NOH)NO2 — compare pseudonitrole
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Origin and Etymology of nitrolic acid
nitr- + -ol + -ic
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