sodium nitrite


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so′dium ni′trite


n.
a yellowish or white crystalline compound, NaNO2, used as a color fixative and in food as a flavoring and preservative.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.sodium nitrite - nitrite used to preserve and color food especially in meat and fish products; implicated in the formation of suspected carcinogens
nitrite - the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)
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