noun. the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid).
- sodium nitrite
- chemical group
Example sentences of the word nitrite
After the tank has been running with snails for at least a week and, of course, ammonia and nitrite levels are still undetectable, it should be safe to introduce a single fish.
These items rot and add nitrite to the water.
3. Noun, singular or mass
You will see the levels of ammonia rise and fall, followed by a rise and fall of nitrite, then a rise of nitrate.
4. Verb, base form
So the natural conversion of nitrate to nitrite in the body is a healthy process.