Nitrite meaning

nī'trīt'
The univalent anionic group NO2 , derived from nitrous acid, or a compound containing this group.
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A salt of nitrous acid containing the monovalent, negative radical NO2
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An uncharged ester of this acid.
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A salt or ester of nitrous acid, containing the group NO2 . Nitrites are an important component of the nitrogen cycle and are used as food preservatives.
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of nitrous acid.
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(chemistry) The univalent radical -NO2, and the anion NO2-
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