American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The univalent radical NO2 or a compound containing it, such as a salt or an ester of nitrous acid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salt of nitrous acid. Azotite is a synonym.
- n. chemistry any salt or ester of nitrous acid
- n. chemistry the univalent radical -NO2, and the anion NO2-
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A salt or ester of nitrous acid; a compound bearing the -NO2 radical.
- n. the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)
“There is a liquid called nitrite of amyl -- frequently administered to patients suffering from heart disease.”
“These two kinds are known as the nitrite bacteria and the nitrate bacteria.”
“Dr. Richardson's success in bringing before physicians the remarkable medicinal agent known as nitrite of amyl, led to a request from the British Association for the”
“There is a substance called nitrite of amyl, known to many as a medicine for heart disease.”
“Nitrification, a chemoautotrophic process, is carried out by a consortium of bacteria and involves production of intermediates such as nitrite (NO2 -), and nitrous oxide (N2O) as a byproduct.”
“Also last week, police arrested 12 people in the northeast China city of Shenyang after finding sodium nitrite, a toxic chemical that makes vegetables grow faster, in bean sprouts, according to the Shenyang Municipal Public Security Bureau.”
“Over the next few minutes, Snyder gave the president amyl nitrite to sniff and injections of papaverine hydrochloride, morphine tartrate, heparin, and, later, a second shot of morphine.”
“In his manifesto, Breivik describes a purchase of sodium nitrite from Poland, saying he "was concerned about customs seizing the package.”
“It contains salt, sugar, sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite as curing agents, and propylene glycol to keep the mixture uniform.”
“European Pressphoto Agency Tainted bean sprouts, part of the 40 tons seized by police in Shenyang earlier this month after they were discovered to contain sodium nitrite, urea, antibiotics and a growth-boosting plant hormone called 6-benzyladenine; 12 people were detained.”
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