Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, derived from, or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence state higher than that in a comparable nitrous compound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with nitrous compounds, the element has a higher valence

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or derived from niter: applied in chemistry to oxygen compounds of nitrogen which contain more oxygen than those other compounds to which the epithet nitrous is applied. See nitrous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or containing nitrogen

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Biological chemistry and molecular mechanisms of action in nitric oxide

    Clinical and basic research

  • Researchers have created the blackest black ever made on Earth, by bubbling a shiny metal plate in nitric acid for a few seconds.

    Boing Boing: February 2, 2003 - February 8, 2003 Archives

  • Researchers from the University of Kentucky Medical School and Taishan Medical College report that high salt levels in the blood, as would be observed in people with high salt intake, could significantly suppress the activity of an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase (NOS).

    FoodQualityNews RSS

  • Endothelial cells manufacture a magical protective molecule of gas called nitric oxide, which protects our blood vessels.

    Kathy Freston: Heart Disease: A Toothless Paper Tiger That Need Never Exist

  • Inhaling deeply brings a chemical called nitric oxide from the back of your nose and your sinuses into your lungs.

    You: On a Diet

  • This gas—called nitric oxide—has a half-life of less than several seconds.

    You Staying Young

  • Two new studies stop short of providing a definitive answer, but they suggest a role for a molecule called nitric oxide, which can improve blood flow by causing blood vessels to widen.

    Studies Hint at Transfusion Risk

  • Nuts are also rich in arginine, an amino acid needed to make a tiny but important molecule called nitric oxide.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

  • The acids used must be strong, that is, the nitric acid must be at least of a gravity of 1.53 to 1.52, and should contain as little nitric oxide as possible.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • Every one is familiar with that highly corrosive liquid called nitric acid, and this is formed by the union with water of one of the compounds in question.

    Religion and Chemistry

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.