nitrosite

noun ni·tro·site \ˈnī‧trəˌsīt\

Definition of nitrosite

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of nitrosite

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


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