any one of a class of usually organic compounds that contain the monovalent group -NO 2 (nitro group or radical), linked to a carbon atom. The commonest example is nitrobenzene, C 6 H 5 NO 2
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Hydrogen is evolved, and by its action the nitro-compound is converted into aniline.