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nitroso

[nahy-troh-soh] /naɪˈtroʊ soʊ/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
(especially of organic compounds) containing the nitroso group; nitrosyl.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; independent use of nitroso-

nitroso-

1.
a combining form of the nitroso group:
nitrosobenzene.
Also, especially before a vowel, nitros-.
Origin
combining form of Latin nitrōsus full of natron, equivalent to nitr(um) native soda, natron (< Greek nítron soda) + -ōsus -ose1; see -o-
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nitroso

/naɪˈtrəʊsəʊ/
noun
1.
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group O:N- a nitroso compound
Word Origin
C19: from Latin nitrōsus full of natron; see nitre
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nitroso in Medicine

nitroso- pref.
Nitrosyl: nitrosobenzene.

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