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  • n. Any of a series of hydrocarbons containing the nitro and the nitroso or isonitroso group united to the same carbon atom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of a series of hydrocarbons containing the nitro and the nitroso or isonitroso group united to the same carbon atom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In organic chemistry, a class-name of compounds containing the group RCH(NO)NO2 or RC(NO2): NOH., where R is an alkyl group such as methyl. They are strong acids, give dark red, explosive salts with alkalies, and are prepared by the action of nitrous acid on the sodium derivatives of primary nitro-paraffins. Also called nitrolic acids.

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