azine

noun \ ˈā-ˌzēn , ˈa- \

Definition of azine

: a compound of the general formula RCH=NN=CHR or R2C=NN=CR2 formed by the action of hydrazine on aldehydes or ketones

First Known Use of azine

circa 1863


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azine

noun \ ˈā-ˌzēn , ˈaz-ˌēn \

medical Definition of azine

1 : any of numerous organic compounds with a nitrogenous 6-membered ring
2 : a compound of the general formula RCH=NN=CHR or R2C=NN=CR2 formed by the action of hydrazine on aldehydes or ketones

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