dimethylnitrosamine

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dimethylnitrosamine

[dahy-meth-uhl-nahy-troh-suh-meen, -nahy-trohs-am-in]
noun Chemistry.
a yellow, water-soluble carcinogenic liquid, C 2 H 6 N 2 O, found in tobacco smoke and certain foods: known to be a potent carcinogen. Abbreviation: DMN, DMNA

Origin:
1960–65; dimethyl + nitrosamine

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