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Medical Dictionary


noun chlo·ra·mine \ˈklōr-ə-ˌmēn, ˈklr-\

Medical Definition of CHLORAMINE

:  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
:  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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