- a compound containing the =NH group united with a nonacid group.
Origin of imine
First recorded in 1880–85; alteration of amine
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- 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
C19: alteration of amine
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imine(ĭm′ēn′, -ĭn, ĭ-mēn′)
- A compound derived from ammonia and containing the bivalent NH group combined with a bivalent nonacid group.
[ĭm′ēn′, -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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