- a basic salt of nitric acid.
Origin of subnitrate
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Chiefly in chemistry, and as a source of the pure oxide and the subnitrate.
The Chromate is employed in calico-printing, and the subnitrate as a paint under the name of pearl-white.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
A subnitrate of didymium is formed, and remains as an insoluble residue on extracting with hot water.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.</p>
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
It ranks as reliable drying oil, promptly solidifying when acted upon by peroxide of hydrogen or by subnitrate of mercury.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting</p>
Mayton Clarence Hillick