[ nahy-troh-soh ]
/ naɪˈtroʊ soʊ /
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(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-
Other definitions for nitroso (2 of 2)
a combining form of the nitroso group: nitrosobenzene.
Also especially before a vowel, nitros-.
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British Dictionary definitions for nitroso
/ (naɪˈtrəʊsəʊ) /
(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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