sodium nitrite

noun

Definition of sodium nitrite

: a salt NaNO2 used especially in dye manufacture and as a meat preservative

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First Known Use of sodium nitrite

1869


Medical Dictionary

sodium nitrite

noun

medical Definition of sodium nitrite

: a colorless or yellowish deliquescent salt NaNO2 that is used as a meat preservative and in medicine as a vasodilator and an antidote for cyanide poisoning

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