nitro

[ nahy-troh ]
/ ˈnaɪ troʊ /

adjective

Chemistry. containing the nitro group.

noun

Origin of nitro

First recorded in 1855–60; see origin at nitro-

Definition for nitros (2 of 2)

nitroso-


a combining form of the nitroso group: nitrosobenzene.
Also especially before a vowel, nitros-.

Origin of nitroso-

combining form of Latin nitrōsus full of natron, equivalent to nitr(um) native soda, natron (< Greek nítron soda) + -ōsus -ose1; see -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for nitros

nitro

/ (ˈnaɪtrəʊ) /

noun

slang short for nitroglycerine
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Medicine definitions for nitros

nitroso-


pref.

Nitrosyl:nitrosobenzene.
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