aminomethylation

noun

ami·​no·​meth·​yl·​a·​tion
ə¦mēnōˌmethəˈlāshən,
a¦-;
¦aməˌnōˌ-
plural -s
: introduction of the amino-methyl group NH2CH2− into a compound

Word History

Etymology

aminomethyl (from amin- + methyl) + -ation

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aminomethylation was in 1946

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“Aminomethylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminomethylation. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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