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hydroxylamine

[ hahy-drok-suh-luh-meen, -suhl-am-in ]
/ haɪˌdrɒk sə ləˈmin, -səlˈæm ɪn /
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noun
an unstable, weakly basic, crystalline compound, NH3O, used as a reducing agent, analytical reagent, and chemical intermediate.
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Origin of hydroxylamine

First recorded in 1865–70; hydroxyl + -amine
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroxylamine

hydroxylamine
/ (haɪˌdrɒksɪləˈmiːn, -ˈæmɪn, -ˈsaɪləˌmiːn) /

noun
a colourless crystalline compound that explodes when heated: a reducing agent. Formula: NH 2 OH
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