Definition of nitrosamide in English:

nitrosamide

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a class of compounds having the general formula RCO—R′—N=NO (where R, R′ represent alkyl or other organic groups).

Origin

1930s. From nitroso- + amide.

Pronunciation

nitrosamide

/nʌɪˈtrəʊsəmʌɪd/