amine

[ uh-meen, am-in ]
/ əˈmin, ˈæm ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

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

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of amine

First recorded in 1860–65; am(monium) + -ine2

OTHER WORDS FROM amine

a·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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for amine

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals.

Medical definitions for amine (2 of 2)

-amine

suff.

Amine:phenylamine.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific 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group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C6H5NH2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6H5).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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.