[nahy-troh] /ˈnaɪ troʊ/

Chemistry. containing the .
a combining form of the nitroso group:
(slang) short for nitroglycerine

abbreviation of nitroglycerine, 1935, slang.

nitroso- pref.
Nitrosyl: nitrosobenzene.



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