- containing nitrogen, usually in the pentavalent state.
- of or relating to niter.
Origin of nitric
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Nitric oxide helps to promote the flow of oxygen, so it may improve your endurance and fight fatigue during your sweat session.6 Healthy Foods to Fight the Flu, Beat Stress and More
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N which in those spun from collodion is present in the form of nitric groups.Researches on Cellulose
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When heated with nitric acid it forms a stable oxide (I2O5).An Elementary Study of Chemistry
The most important compound of nitrogen for the plant is nitric acid.Manures and the principles of manuring
Charles Morton Aikman
Place the mud in a glass vessel, and pour on it some nitric acid (aqua-fortis).The Sea Shore
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From the conditions of the experiment, some nitric peroxide must also have been present.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
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- of or containing nitrogen, esp in the pentavalent state
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Word Origin and History for nitric
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- Containing nitrogen, especially nitrogen with a valence of 5. Compare nitrous.
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