Meaning of NITROGEN in English



Pronunciation: ' n ī -tr ə -j ə n

Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: French nitrogène, from nitre niter + -gène -gen

Date: 1794

: a colorless tasteless odorless element that as a diatomic gas is relatively inert and constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere and that is a constituent of organic compounds found in all living tissues ― see ELEMENT table

– ni · trog · e · nous \ n ī - ' trä-j ə -n ə s \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.