nitrosamine

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noun ni·tro·sa·mine \nī-ˈtrō-sə-ˌmēn\

Definition of nitrosamine

  1. :  any of various organic compounds which are characterized by the grouping NNO and some of which are powerful carcinogens

1878

First Known Use of nitrosamine

1878


Medical Dictionary

nitrosamine

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noun ni·tro·sa·mine \nī-ˈtrō-sə-ˌmēn\
variants: also

nitrosoamine

\-sō-ə-ˌmēn, -ˈam-ˌēn\play

Medical Definition of nitrosamine

  1. :  any of various neutral compounds which are characterized by the group NNO and of which some are powerful carcinogens


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