amine [ uh- meen, am-in ] SHOW IPA / əˈmin, ˈæm ɪn / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Chemistry. any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.
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OTHER WORDS FROM amine a·min·ic [ uh- mee-nik, uh- min-ik], /əˈmi nɪk, əˈmɪn ɪk/, adjective a·min·i·ty [ uh- min-i-tee], /əˈmɪn ɪ ti/, noun Other definitions for amine (2 of 2) variant of amino- as final element of a compound word: Dramamine.
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How to use amine in a sentence British Dictionary definitions for amine (1 of 2) noun an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups Word Origin for amine
am ( monium) + -ine ² British Dictionary definitions for amine (2 of 2) n combining form indicating an amine histamine; methylamine
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Medical definitions for amine (1 of 2) n. Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals. Medical definitions for amine (2 of 2)
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Scientific definitions for amine Any of a group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH 3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C 6H 5NH 2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C 6H 5). Amines are produced by the decay of organic matter.
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