noun eth·yl·amine \¦ethələ¦mēn\

Definition of ethylamine

  1. 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. 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: 1849

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