ammine

noun
am·​mine | \ ˈa-ˌmēn How to pronounce ammine (audio) , a-ˈmēn \

Definition of ammine

1 : a molecule of ammonia as it exists in a coordination complex hex-ammine-cobalt chloride Co(NH3)6Cl3
2 : a compound that contains an ammine

First Known Use of ammine

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ammine

borrowed from German Ammine, from Ammoniak ammonia + -ine -ine entry 2

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“Ammine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammine. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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