- any of a group of compounds containing the group >C=NOH, produced by the condensation of ketones or aldehydes with hydroxylamine.
Origin of oxime
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- any of a class of compounds with the general formula RR′NOH, where R is an organic group and R′ is either an organic group (ketoxime) or hydrogen atom (aldoxime): used in the chemical analysis of carbonyl compounds
C19: from ox (ygen) + im (id) e
- Any of a group of compounds formed by treating aldehydes or ketones with a nitrogen-containing reducing agent.
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