ethylamine

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of ethylamine

International Scientific Vocabulary ethyl + amine


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