peroxyacetyl nitrate

noun
per·​oxy·​ace·​tyl nitrate | \ pə-ˌräk-sē-ə-ˈsē-tᵊl- How to pronounce peroxyacetyl nitrate (audio) ; -ˈa-sə-tᵊl-, -ˌtēl- \

Definition of peroxyacetyl nitrate

: a toxic compound C2H3O5N found especially in smog

First Known Use of peroxyacetyl nitrate

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Peroxyacetyl nitrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peroxyacetyl%20nitrate. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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peroxyacetyl nitrate

noun
per·​oxy·​ace·​tyl nitrate | \ pə-ˌräk-sē-ə-ˈsēt-ᵊl-, -ˈas-ət-; -ˈas-ə-ˌtēl- How to pronounce peroxyacetyl nitrate (audio) \

Medical Definition of peroxyacetyl nitrate

: a toxic compound C2H3O5N irritating to the eyes and upper respiratory tract that is formed by the action of sunlight on volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen and is found especially in smog abbreviation PAN

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