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ethyl nitrite

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless or yellowish, very volatile, highly aromatic, flammable liquid, C 2 H 2 NO 2 , used chiefly in the preparation of organic substances.
Also called nitrous ether.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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