phenylethylamine

noun
phen·​yl·​eth·​yl·​amine | \ ˌfe-nᵊl-ˌe-thəl-ˈa-ˌmēn How to pronounce phenylethylamine (audio) , ˌfē- \
variants: or phenethylamine \ ˌfen-​ˌe-​thəl-​ˈa-​ˌmēn How to pronounce phenylethylamine (audio) \

Definition of phenylethylamine

: a neurotransmitter C8H11N that is an amine resembling amphetamine in structure and pharmacological properties also : any of its derivatives

Examples of phenylethylamine in a Sentence

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First Known Use of phenylethylamine

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Phenylethylamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenylethylamine. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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phenylethylamine

noun
phe·​nyl·​eth·​yl·​amine | \ ˌfen-ᵊl-ˌeth-əl-ˈam-ˌēn, ˌfēn- How to pronounce phenylethylamine (audio) \
variants: or phenethylamine \ ˌfen-​ˌeth-​əl-​ˈam-​ˌēn How to pronounce phenylethylamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of phenylethylamine

: a neurotransmitter C8H11N that is an amine resembling amphetamine in structure and pharmacological properties also : any of various derivatives of phenylethylamine

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