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amine

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noun \ə-ˈmēn, ˈa-ˌmēn\

Definition of amine

  1. :  any of a class of basic organic compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of hydrogen with one or more monovalent hydrocarbon radicals — compare amide 2



Origin of amine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin ammonia


First Known Use: 1863


Medical Dictionary

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noun \ə-ˈmēn, ˈam-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of amine

  1. :  any of a class of organic compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one, two, or three hydrogen atoms with alkyl groups—see primary amine, secondary amine, tertiary amine




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "amine" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "amine"


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