[nahy-troh-suh-meen, nahy-trohs-am-in] /naɪˈtroʊ səˌmin, ˌnaɪ troʊsˈæm ɪn/
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.
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.
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.
[nahy-troh-soh] /naɪˈtroʊ soʊ/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. (especially of organic compounds) containing the nitroso group; nitrosyl. 1. a combining form of the nitroso group: nitrosobenzene. /naɪˈtrəʊsəʊ/ noun 1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group O:N-: a nitroso compound nitroso- pref. Nitrosyl: nitrosobenzene.
[nahy-troh-soh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen] /naɪˌtroʊ soʊˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a blue, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 6 H 5 NO, that is green as a molten solid or in solution.
noun, Chemistry. 1. the univalent group O=N–.
[nahy-troh-soh-yoo-ree-uh] /naɪˌtroʊ soʊ yʊˈri ə/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. any of various lipid-soluble, synthetic or naturally occurring alkylating agents that can cross the blood-brain barrier: used in the treatment of certain brain cancers.