Definition of nitric in English:


Line breaks: ni¦tric
Pronunciation: /ˈnʌɪtrɪk


  • Of or containing nitrogen with a higher valency, often five. Compare with nitrous.
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    • 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.
    • 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.


late 18th century: from French (acide) nitrique (see nitre, -ic).

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