Definition of nitroprusside in English:

nitroprusside

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt containing the complex anion [Fe(CN)₅NO]2−, obtained by treating a ferro or ferricyanide with nitric acid; especially such a salt (frequently sodium nitroprusside) used as a reagent in various analytical tests and as an emergency hypotensive agent.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From nitro- + pruss- + -ide.

Pronunciation

nitroprusside

/ˌnʌɪtrə(ʊ)ˈprʌsʌɪd/