Definition of ethylamine
1 : a colorless flammable volatile liquid base C2H5NH2 that has an ammoniacal odor, is usually made from ammonia and ether or alcohol, and is used chiefly in organic synthesis —called also monoethylamine
2 : an amine containing ethyl attached to amino nitrogen — see diethylamine triethylamine
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Origin and Etymology of ethylamine
International Scientific Vocabulary ethyl + amine
First Known Use: 1849See Words from the same year
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