anhydro base

noun

: a dehydration product (as ammonia or an imine) of a base, usually an oxygen-containing nitrogen base (as ammonium hydroxide or the color base of certain triphenylamine dyes)

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anhydro base was in 1879

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“Anhydro base.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anhydro%20base. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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