Nitro definitions

Designating certain compounds containing nitrogen and produced by the action of nitric or nitrous acid.
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Designating the NO2 radical or compounds in which one or more NO2 radicals have replaced atoms of hydrogen.
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Containing nitrogen compounds made by the action of nitric or nitrous acid and other substances.

Nitrocellulose.

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Containing the NO2 radical.

Nitrobenzene, nitroparaffin.

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Niter.

Nitrobacteria.

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Nitrate; niter.

Nitrobacterium.

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(chemistry) The univalent NO2 functional group.
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(informal) Nitroglycerin, especially as medication.
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(chemistry) Containing the nitro group; such compounds tend to be unstable and often explosive.
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Nitrogen.

Nitrile.

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Containing the univalent group NO2 .

Nitromethane.

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A city in West Virginia.
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Origin of nitro

New Latin from Latin nitrum natron niter