nitr-

nitr-

variant of nitro- before a vowel: nitramine.
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nitro- or (before a vowel) nitr-
 
combining form
1.  indicating that a chemical compound contains a nitro group, -NO2: nitrobenzene
2.  indicating that a chemical compound is a nitrate ester: nitrocellulose
 
[from Greek nitronnatron]
 
nitr- or (before a vowel) nitr-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek nitronnatron]

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