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oxime

[ok-seem, -sim] /ˈɒk sim, -sɪm/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
any of a group of compounds containing the group >C=NOH, produced by the condensation of ketones or aldehydes with hydroxylamine.
Origin of oxime
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; ox(ygen) + im(id)e
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British Dictionary definitions for oxime

oxime

/ˈɒksiːm/
noun
1.
any of a class of compounds with the general formula RR′NOH, where R is an organic group and R′ is either an organic group (ketoxime) or hydrogen atom (aldoxime): used in the chemical analysis of carbonyl compounds
Word Origin
C19: from ox(ygen) + im(id)e
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oxime in Medicine

oxime ox·ime (ŏk'sēm)
n.
Any of a group of compounds formed by treating aldehydes or ketones with a nitrogen-containing reducing agent.

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