nitro


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nitro \ni"tro\n. [By shortening of nitroglycerin.]
   Nitroglycerin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nitro- \ni"tro-\pref.
   1. A combining form or an adjective denoting the presence of
      niter.
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   2. (Chem.) A combining form (used also adjectively)
      designating certain compounds of nitrogen or of its acids;
      as nitrohydrochloric, nitrocalcite; also, designating the
      group or radical NO2, or its compounds, as nitrobenzene
      (C6H5.NO2).
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   Nitro group, the radical NO2; -- called also nitroxyl.
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