any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.
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- 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)
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How to use amine in a sentence
Some cells produced electrical signals in response to several mosquito-attracting chemicals found in humans such as octenol and triethyl amine — a sign the neurons could detect more than one type of odor molecule.Why mosquitoes are especially good at smelling you | Erin Garcia de Jesús | August 18, 2022 | Science News
Diethyl sulphide is a colorless syrupy liquid, as well as diethyl amine and diethyl ether.
When crushed, these tissues give off a very fetid odor, which is due to this amine.The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
amine, who also heard it, was in a moment at his side with a loaded pistol in each hand.
amine, without reply, went into the front room and looked out of the window.
“Follow me,” replied amine, leading Philip to an inner room on the upper floor.
British Dictionary definitions for amine (1 of 2)
an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups
British Dictionary definitions for -amine (2 of 2)
indicating an amine: histamine; methylamine
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Scientific definitions for amine
Any of a group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C6H5NH2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6H5). Amines are produced by the decay of organic matter.
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