[ ok-seem, -sim ]
/ ˈɒk sim, -sɪm /

noun Chemistry.

any of a group of compounds containing the group >C=NOH, produced by the condensation of ketones or aldehydes with hydroxylamine.

Origin of oxime

First recorded in 1890–95; ox(ygen) + im(id)e
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British Dictionary definitions for oxime

/ (ˈɒksiːm) /


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

Word Origin for oxime

C19: from ox (ygen) + im (id) e
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Medical definitions for oxime

[ ŏksēm ]


Any of a group of compounds formed by treating aldehydes or ketones with a nitrogen-containing reducing agent.
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