Definition of chloramine
: any of various compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine
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NDMA can be formed as a byproduct of water purification with chlorine or chloramine.
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Origin and Etymology of chloramine
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1893See Words from the same year
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
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