chloramine


chlo·ra·mine

noun \ˈklr-ə-ˌmēn\

Definition of CHLORAMINE

:  any of various compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine

Origin of CHLORAMINE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1893

chlo·ra·mine

noun \ˈklōr-ə-ˌmēn, ˈklr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHLORAMINE

1
: any of three compounds formed by the reaction of dilute hypochlorous acid with ammonia; especially : a colorless oily bactericidal compound NH2Cl having an ammoniacal odor
2
: any of various organic compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine especially when the chlorine is attached to the nitrogen atom (as in the groups −NHCl and −NCl2); especially : chloramine-t

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