Definition of Amine

1. Noun. A compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals.

Definition of Amine

1. n. One of a class of strongly basic substances derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms by a basic atom or radical.

Definition of Amine

1. Noun. (inorganic chemistry) A functional group formally derived from ammonia by replacing one, two or three hydrogen atoms with hydrocarbon or other radicals. ¹

2. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any organic compound containing an amine functional group. ¹

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Definition of Amine

1. a type of chemical compound [n -S] : AMINIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Amine

1. An organic compound containing nitrogen, any member of a group of chemical compounds formed from ammonia by replacement of one or more of the hydrogen atoms by organic (hydrocarbon) radicals. The amines are distinguished as primary, secondary and tertiary, according to whether one, two or three hydrogen atoms are replaced. The amines include allylamine, amylamine, ethylamine, methylamine, phenylamine, propylamine and many other compounds. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amine

aminacrine hydrochloride
amine (current term)
amine imide
amine imides
amine oxidase
amine oxidase (copper-containing)
amine oxidase (flavin-containing)
amine oxidase (pyridoxal-containing)
amine oxide
amine oxides
amine oxidoreductases
amine scrubber
amine sulfotransferase
amine tetrazolium reductase
amine ylide

Literary usage of Amine

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1. The Practical Methods of Organic Chemistry by Ludwig Gattermann (1914)
"The methyl amine is then distilled off with steam, and collected in a receiver ... In order that the methyl amine may be completely absorbed by the acid, ..."

2. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"The biogenic amine receptors share the conserved features of the G-protein coupled receptor gene family as well as sequences specific to the biogenic amine ..."

3. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"substance, phenyl hydroxyl amine is a base and forms salts with acids, eg, ... HC1, phenyl hydroxyl amine hydrochloride. It is a solid crystallizing in ..."

4. Organic Chemistry for the Laboratory by William Albert Noyes (1911)
"Evaporate to dry- ness, and preserve the amine in the form of its hydrochloride. ... Preparation of an amine by the Reduction of a Cyanide. ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"This salt was prepared by boiling dinitro-o'-naphthol with an excess of a thirty-three per cent, aqueous solution of trimethyl- amine. ..."

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