any of a series of compounds with the type formula R2NNO, some of which are carcinogenic, formed in cured meats by the conversion of nitrite.
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British Dictionary definitions for nitrosamine
any one of a class of neutral, usually yellow oily compounds containing the divalent group =NNO
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Scientific definitions for nitrosamine
Any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula R2NNO or RNHNO, where R is an organic radical. Nitrosamines are present in various foods and other products, and certain ones are very carcinogenic.
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