noun ni·tro·so·phenol \nī‧¦trō(ˌ)sō+\

Definition of nitrosophenol

  1. :  a nitroso derivative of phenol; especially :  the unstable pale yellow to light brown crystalline para derivative ONC6H4OH that is tautomeric with quinone oxime, is made from phenol by reaction with nitrous acid, and is used as a dye intermediate

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Origin and Etymology of nitrosophenol

International Scientific Vocabulary nitros- + phenol

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