eth·​yl·​amine | \ ¦ethələ¦mēn \

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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First Known Use of ethylamine

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ethylamine

International Scientific Vocabulary ethyl + amine

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“Ethylamine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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