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Ni"trite (?), n. [Cf. F. nitrite. See Niter.] (Chem.) A salt of nitrous acid.Amyl nitrite, a yellow oily volatile liquid, used in medicine as a depressant and a vaso-dilator. Its inhalation produces an instantaneous flushing of the face.

The noun has 1 senses

1. nitrite -- the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)
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