Meaning of sodium nitrite
- a yellowish or white crystalline compound, NaNO, soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol and ether: used in the manufacture of dyes and as a color fixative.
- this compound added to food as a preservative and for flavor and color, esp. in pork, fish, and beef products: implicated in the formation of suspected carcinogens. Also called
- sodium nitrite (Thesaurus)