amine

[ uh-meen, am-in ]
/ əˈmin, ˈæm ɪn /
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noun Chemistry.

any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.

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

Definition for amine (2 of 2)

-amine


variant of amino- as final element of a compound word: Dramamine.
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British Dictionary definitions for amine (1 of 2)

amine

/ (əˈmiːn, ˈæmɪn) /

noun

an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups

Word Origin for amine

C19: from am (monium) + -ine ²

British Dictionary definitions for amine (2 of 2)

-amine


n combining form

indicating an aminehistamine; methylamine
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Word Origin and History for amine

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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Medicine definitions for amine (1 of 2)

amine

[ ə-mēn, ămēn ]

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of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals.

Medicine definitions for amine (2 of 2)

-amine


suff.

Amine:phenylamine.
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Science definitions for amine

amine

[ ə-mēn, ămēn ]

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group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C6H5NH2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6H5).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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