azomethine

noun az·o·methine \ˌazō, ˌā +\

Definition of azomethine

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  methylenimine

  2. 2 or azomethine compound :  any of a class of compounds regarded as derivatives of methylenimine and characterized by the grouping −CH=N− or >C=N− :  schiff base —used especially of dyes important in color photography

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Origin and Etymology of azomethine

az- + methine


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