<chemistry> Containing or derived from nitrogen having a lower valence than in nitrous compounds.

<chemistry> Hyponitrous acid, an unstable nitrogen acid, NOH, whose salts are produced by reduction of the nitrates, although the acid itself is not isolated in the free state except as a solution in water.

Synonyms: nitrosylic acid.

Origin: Pref. Hypo- + nitrous.

(01 Mar 1998)

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