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nitro-

or nitr-
pref.
1. Nitrate; niter: nitrobacterium.
2.
a. Nitrogen: nitrile.
b. Containing the univalent group NO2: nitromethane.

[New Latin, from Latin nitrum, natron; see niter.]

nitro-

or before a vowel

nitr-

combining form
1. (Chemistry) indicating that a chemical compound contains a nitro group, -NO2: nitrobenzene.
2. (Chemistry) indicating that a chemical compound is a nitrate ester: nitrocellulose.
[from Greek nitron natron]

ni•tro

(ˈnaɪ troʊ)
n.
1. the univalent group NO2.

nitro-

a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the nitro group is present: nitroglycerin.
[comb. form of Greek nítron. See niter]
Translations

nitro-

[ˈnaɪtrəʊ-] PREFIXnitro-

nitro-

prefNitro-; nitro-phosphatesNitrophosphate pl
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