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amine

[uh-meen, am-in]
noun Chemistry.
  1. any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.
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Origin of amine

First recorded in 1860–65; am(monium) + -ine2
Related formsa·min·ic [uh-mee-nik, uh-min-ik] /əˈmi nɪk, əˈmɪn ɪk/, adjectivea·min·i·ty [uh-min-i-tee] /əˈmɪn ɪ ti/, noun

-amine

  1. variant of amino- as final element of a compound word: Dramamine.
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Examples from the Web for amine

Historical Examples

  • Amine sat down opposite to him, and was silent during his repast.

    The Phantom Ship

    Frederick Marryat

  • For the last time, Amine, I will answer your question—it has to do with it; but now no more.

    The Phantom Ship

    Frederick Marryat

  • Amine also walked by the side of the vehicle, with her father.

    The Phantom Ship

    Frederick Marryat

  • There is but one being in this world who has created an interest in this heart, Amine, and it is you.

    The Phantom Ship

    Frederick Marryat

  • The priest quitted the room, and Amine and Philip were again alone.

    The Phantom Ship

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for amine

amine

noun
  1. an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups
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Word Origin

C19: from am (monium) + -ine ²

-amine

n combining form
  1. indicating an aminehistamine; methylamine
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Word Origin and History for amine

n.

"compound in which one of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia is replaced by a hydrocarbon radical," 1863, from ammonia + chemical suffix -ine (2).

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amine in Medicine

amine

(ə-mēn, ămēn)
n.
  1. 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of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals.
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-amine

suff.
  1. Amine:phenylamine.
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amine in Science

amine

[ə-mēn, ămēn]
  1. 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group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical.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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