oxime

noun
ox·​ime | \ ˈäk-ˌsēm How to pronounce oxime (audio) \

Definition of oxime

: any of various compounds containing the divalent group C=NOH and obtained chiefly by the action of hydroxylamine on aldehydes and ketones

Examples of oxime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One tool that everyone carries is a personal atropine or oxime pen—a nerve agent treatment. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 7 Aug. 2018 The most important therapies are atropine, oximes and anticonvulsants. Ellen Barry, New York Times, 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of oxime

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxime

International Scientific Vocabulary ox- + -ime (from imide)

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“Oxime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxime. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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oxime

noun
ox·​ime | \ ˈäk-ˌsēm How to pronounce oxime (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxime

: any of various compounds obtained chiefly by the action of hydroxylamine on aldehydes and ketones and characterized by the bivalent group C=NOH

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