nitrous acid

noun

Definition of nitrous acid

: an unstable acid HNO2 known only in solution or in the form of its salts or esters

First Known Use of nitrous acid

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Nitrous acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrous%20acid. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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nitrous acid

noun

Medical Definition of nitrous acid

: an unstable acid HNO2 known only in solution or in the form of its salts

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