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Of or containing nitrogen with a higher valence, often five.Compare with nitrous
- ‘Previously described or merely postulated side effects of long-term iNO therapy such as bleeding complications, or increased levels of methemoglobin and/or nitric dioxide, were not found.’
- ‘Aliquot of the plant material was digested with nitric sulphate.’
- ‘These results indicate that if coronary dilatation after acupuncture stimulation at EH - 6 is caused by nitric monoxide, the effect would be localized to the coronary artery alone.’
Late 18th century: from French (acide) nitrique (see niter, -ic).
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