me·​thyl·​amine | \ ˌme-thə-lə-ˈmēn How to pronounce methylamine (audio) , -ˈla-mən; mə-ˈthi-lə-ˌmēn \

Definition of methylamine

: a flammable explosive gas CH3NH2 with a strong ammoniacal odor used especially in organic synthesis (as of dyes and insecticides)

Examples of methylamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Breaking Bad, Walt is forced to steal great quantities of methylamine to keep his laboratory churning out drugs. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, 19 Aug. 2013

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First Known Use of methylamine

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Methylamine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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me·​thyl·​amine | \ ˌmeth-ə-lə-ˈmēn How to pronounce methylamine (audio) , -ˈlam-ən; mə-ˈthil-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce methylamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of methylamine

: a flammable explosive gas CH5N with a strong ammoniacal odor used especially in organic synthesis (as of insecticides)

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