nitrosite

noun

ni·​tro·​site
ˈnī‧trəˌsīt
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

Etymology

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

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“Nitrosite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrosite. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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