hydroxylamine

noun

: a colorless odorless nitrogenous base NH3O that resembles ammonia in its reactions but is less basic and that is used especially as a reducing agent

Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydroxylamine was in 1869

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“Hydroxylamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxylamine. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hydroxylamine

noun
: a colorless odorless nitrogenous base NH3O that resembles ammonia in its reactions but is less basic and that is used especially as a reducing agent

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