imine

noun

im·​ine ˈi-ˌmēn How to pronounce imine (audio)
: a compound containing the NH group or its substituted form NR that is derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by a hydrocarbon group or other nonacid organic group

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of amine

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imine was in 1883

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“Imine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imine. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

imine

noun
im·​ine ˈim-ˌēn How to pronounce imine (audio)
: a compound containing the NH group or its substituted form NR that is derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by a hydrocarbon group or other nonacid organic group

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