nitrous

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nitrous

  1. (chemistry) of, relating to, or derived from nitrogen, especially in which the valence of the nitrogen is lower than that of a corresponding nitric species
  2. (chemistry) of, or relating to nitrous acid or its derivatives
  3. (mycology, biology) having a sharp odor like ammonia or nitric acid

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Noun[edit]

nitrous (uncountable)

  1. (dentistry, informal) Nitrous oxide.