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imine

[ ih-meen, im-in ]
/ ɪˈmin, ˈɪm ɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a compound containing the =NH group united with a nonacid group.

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Origin of imine

First recorded in 1880–85; alteration of amine
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British Dictionary definitions for imine (1 of 2)

imine
/ (ɪˈmiːn, ˈɪmiːn) /

noun
any of a class of organic compounds in which a nitrogen atom is bound to one hydrogen atom and to two alkyl or aryl groups. They contain the divalent group NH

Word Origin for imine

C19: alteration of amine

British Dictionary definitions for imine (2 of 2)

IMinE

abbreviation for
Institution of Mining Engineers
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Scientific definitions for imine

imine
[ ĭmēn′, -ĭn, ĭ-mēn ]

A compound derived from ammonia and containing an NH group attached by a double bond to a carbon atom in another group.
The radical CNH, having a double bond between the carbon and nitrogen atoms.
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