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[dahy-meth-uh l-nahy-troh-suh-meen, -nahy-trohs-am-in]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a yellow, water-soluble carcinogenic liquid, C2H6N2O, found in tobacco smoke and certain foods: known to be a potent carcinogen. Abbreviation: DMN, DMNA

Origin of dimethylnitrosamine

First recorded in 1960–65; dimethyl + nitrosamine
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