Definition of peroxynitrite in English:

peroxynitrite

noun

Chemistry
  • A nitrite containing a higher proportion of oxygen than the simple nitrite; specifically one containing the group —O—ONO.

Origin

1950s. From peroxy- + nitrite. Compare earlier peroxynitrate and peroxynitric.

Pronunciation

peroxynitrite

/pəˌrɒksɪˈnʌɪtrʌɪt/