dimethylnitrosamine

[ dahy-meth-uhl-nahy-troh-suh-meen, -nahy-trohs-am-in ]
/ daɪˌmɛθ əl naɪˈtroʊ səˌmin, -ˌnaɪ troʊsˈæm ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a yellow, water-soluble carcinogenic liquid, C2H6N2O, found in tobacco smoke and certain foods: known to be a potent carcinogen. Abbreviation: DMN, DMNA

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Origin of dimethylnitrosamine

First recorded in 1960–65; dimethyl + nitrosamine
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