nitrite


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ni·trite

 (nī′trīt′)
n.
The univalent anionic group NO2, derived from nitrous acid, or a compound containing this group.

nitrite

(ˈnaɪtraɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of nitrous acid

ni•trite

(ˈnaɪ traɪt)

n.
1. a salt or ester of nitrous acid.

ni·trite

(nī′trīt′)
A salt or ester of nitrous acid; a compound containing the group NO2. Nitrites are an important component of the nitrogen cycle and are used as food preservatives. Compare nitrate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nitrite - the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
sodium nitrite - nitrite used to preserve and color food especially in meat and fish products; implicated in the formation of suspected carcinogens
Translations

nitrite

[ˈnaɪtraɪt] Nnitrito m

nitrite

[ˈnaɪtraɪt] nnitrito

nitrite

n nitrito
References in classic literature ?
I had obtained good results in such cases by the inhalation of nitrite of amyl, and the present seemed an admirable opportunity of testing its virtues.
I've only known one who could stop an attack, and he knocked me sideways with nitrite of amyl.
M&S Nitrite Free Bacon, PS3 a pack, or PS5 for two M&S, meanwhile, are now selling what looks and tastes like regular bacon but is the first ever to be free of nitrites - a flavouring ingredient that's been flagged by the World Health Organisation as a possible cancer risk.
The nitrifying process in a microorganism takes place in two phases: 1) oxidation of ammonium to nitrite, and 2) oxidation of the nitrite to nitrate.
In ruminants, microorganisms from stomach compartments transform dietary nitrate into nitrite and subsequently convert nitrite into ammonia for the synthesis of microbial protein (KOZLOSKI, 2009).
The usual biological 'function' of Nitrococcus - and a handful of other similar bacteria - is to replenish nitrate (NO3-) in the ocean through the oxidation of nitrite (NO2-) - while at the same time converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into building blocks for their cellular structures.
The principal chemical ingredient was changed from isobutyl nitrite to isopropyl nitrite after the former drug was found to be carcinogenic in 2006.
We've already talked about how some food manufacturers will label foods to downplay their amount of nitrite.
The objective of the open-label Phase 1/2 study is to determine the safety of AIR001, a sterile, proprietary sodium nitrite solution for intermittent inhalation, administered in a dose escalation manner to adults with CF and P.
They are typically cured with sodium nitrite, salt, and sometimes smoke.
However, if there is no balance between the rates of formation and removal of ammonia and nitrite within the system, an accumulation of these compounds may occur, causing production losses.
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