azine

noun
\ ˈā-ˌzēn How to pronounce azine (audio) , ˈa- How to pronounce azine (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Azine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azine. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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azine

noun
\ ˈā-ˌzēn How to pronounce azine (audio) , ˈaz-ˌēn How to pronounce azine (audio) \

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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