Chem. a derivative of ammonia in which hydrogen atoms have been replaced by nonacidic radicals containing hydrogen and carbon atoms (e.g., methylamine, CHNH)
Origin of amineam(monia) + -ine
Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen, such as ethylamine, C2H5NH2, that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon group.
Origin of amineam(monium) + –ine2.
Origin of -amineFrom amine.