noun ben·zyl·amine \¦ben-ˌzil-ə-¦mēn, -¦a-ˌmēn, -mən, -zēl-\

Definition of benzylamine



  1. :  a colorless liquid base C6H5CH2NH2 made synthetically (as by the action of ammonia on benzyl chloride)

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Origin and Etymology of benzylamine

International Scientific Vocabulary benzyl + amine

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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