oxime

noun

ox·​ime ˈäk-ˌsēm How to pronounce oxime (audio)
: 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

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxime was in 1889

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“Oxime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxime. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

oxime

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