amine








noun Chemistry.

  1. any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.

  1. variant of amino- as final element of a compound word: Dramamine.

noun

  1. an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups

n combining form

  1. indicating an aminehistamine; methylamine
n.

“compound in which one of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia is replaced by a hydrocarbon radical,” 1863, from ammonia + chemical suffix -ine (2).

n.

  1. Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals.

suff.

  1. Amine:phenylamine.

  1. Any of a group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C6H5NH2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6H5). Amines are produced by the decay of organic matter.

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