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cyclohexylamine

[ sahy-kloh-hek-sil-uh-meen, -min, -hek-suh-luh-, sik-loh- ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a colorless liquid with an unpleasant odor, C 6 H 11 NH 2 , a strong organic base used in the manufacture of plastics and rubber and as a corrosion inhibitor.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyclohexylamine1

First recorded in 1940–45; cyclo- + hexyl + amine

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cycloheximidecyclohexylsulfamic acid