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


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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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