Definition of nitroxide in English:

nitroxide

noun

Chemistry
  • The free radical N—O·; (also) any of a class of relatively stable free radicals containing this group, RR′N—O·, which are used especially as spin-labels in electron spin resonance.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From nitro- + oxide.

Pronunciation

nitroxide

/nʌɪˈtrɒksʌɪd/