[nahy-troh-suh-meen, nahy-trohs-am-in] /naɪˈtroʊ səˌmin, ˌnaɪ troʊsˈæm ɪn/

noun, Chemistry.
any of a series of compounds with the type formula R 2 NNO, some of which are carcinogenic, formed in cured meats by the conversion of nitrite.
/ˌnaɪtrəʊsəˈmiːn; ˌnaɪtrəʊsˈæmiːn/
any one of a class of neutral, usually yellow oily compounds containing the divalent group =NNO

nitrosamine ni·tros·a·mine (nī-trō’sə-mēn’, nī’trōs-ām’ēn)
Any of a class of organic compounds present in various foods and other products and found to be carcinogenic and mutagenic in laboratory animals.
(nī-trō’sə-mēn’, nī’trōs-ām’ēn)
Any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula R2NNO or RNHNO, where R is an organic radical. Nitrosamines are present in various foods and other products, and certain ones are very carcinogenic.


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