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hydroxylamine

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noun hy·drox·yl·amine \hī-ˈdräk-sə-lə-ˌmēn, ˌhī-ˌdräk-ˈsi-lə-ˌmēn\

Definition of hydroxylamine

  1. :  a colorless odorless nitrogenous base NH3O that resembles ammonia in its reactions but is less basic and that is used especially as a reducing agent



Origin and Etymology of hydroxylamine

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1869


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hydroxylamine

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noun hy·drox·yl·amine \hī-ˌdräk-sə-lə-ˈmēn, ˌhī-ˌdräk-ˈsil-ə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of hydroxylamine

  1. :  a colorless odorless nitrogenous base NH3O that resembles ammonia in its reactions but is less basic and that is used especially as a reducing agent




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