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

  • n. Any of a group of organic compounds formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of a paraffin hydrocarbon with the univalent group, NO2, as in nitromethane, CH3NO2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a class of aliphatic organic compounds containing a nitro functional group


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