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chloramine

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

Medical Definition of chloramine

  1. 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. 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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