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A colorless gas, made up of two atoms of univalent nitrogen and one atom of oxygen, N2O. In the ocean, it is formed as a minor product of bacterial nitrification and denitrification.
Adapted from: Libes. S. 1992. Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry. John Wiley and Sons. p. 434.