Origin of chloramine
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1893
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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