nitroso

[ nahy-troh-soh ]
/ naɪˈtroʊ soʊ /

adjective Chemistry.

(especially of organic compounds) containing the nitroso group; nitrosyl.

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Origin of nitroso

First recorded in 1880–85; independent use of nitroso-

Definition for nitroso (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 nitroso

nitroso
/ (naɪˈtrəʊsəʊ) /

noun

(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group O:N-a nitroso compound

Word Origin for nitroso

C19: from Latin nitrōsus full of natron; see nitre
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Medical definitions for nitroso

nitroso-

pref.

Nitrosyl:nitrosobenzene.
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