nitrogen

Definitions of nitrogen
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n a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

Synonyms:
N, atomic number 7
Types:
azote
an obsolete name for nitrogen
liquid nitrogen
nitrogen in a liquid state
Type of:
chemical element, element
any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
gas
a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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