amyl nitrite

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Noun[edit]

amyl nitrite (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) The ester of amyl alcohol and nitrous acid.
  2. (informal) isoamyl nitrite

Usage notes[edit]

The non-chemical use of the term is always of isoamyl nitrite, the vasodilator and stimulant.

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