plural -s
: any of a class of compounds obtained by the action of nitrous acid or nitrogen trioxide on unsaturated hydrocarbons (as terpenes)

Word History


German nitrosit, contraction of nitrosonitrit, from nitros- + nitrit nitrite

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“Nitrosite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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