nit rite

nitrite

[nahy-trahyt]
noun
1.
Chemistry. a salt or ester of nitrous acid.
2.
Nutrition. sodium nitrite.

Origin:
1790–1800; nitr- + -ite1

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nitrite (ˈnaɪtraɪt)
 
n
any salt or ester of nitrous acid

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nitrite ni·trite (nī'trīt')
n.

  1. The univalent radical NO2.

  2. A compound containing such a radical, such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid.

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nitrite   (nī'trīt')  Pronunciation Key 
A salt or ester of nitrous acid, containing the group NO2. Nitrites are an important component of the nitrogen cycle and are used as food preservatives. Compare nitrate.
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