chloramine

noun chlo·ra·mine \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌmēn \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of chloramine

: any of various compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine

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chloramine

noun chlo·ra·mine \ ˈklōr-ə-ˌmēn, ˈklȯr- \

medical Definition of chloramine

1 : any of three compounds formed by the reaction of dilute hypochlorous acid with ammonia; especially : a colorless oily bactericidal compound NH2Cl having an ammoniacal odor
2 : any of various organic compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine especially when the chlorine is attached to the nitrogen atom (as in the groups −NHCl and −NCl2); especially : chloramine-t

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