Amine definition

ə-mēn, ămēn
Frequency:
Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen, such as ethylamine, C2 H5 NH2 , that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon group.
noun
2
1
Amine.

Diamine.

suffix
0
0
(chem.) A derivative of ammonia in which hydrogen atoms have been replaced by nonacidic radicals containing hydrogen and carbon atoms (e.g., methylamine, CH3NH2)
noun
0
0
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of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3 ) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C6 H5 NH2 ), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6 H5 ). Amines are produced by the decay of organic matter.
0
0
(inorganic chemistry) A functional group formally derived from ammonia by replacing one, two or three hydrogen atoms with hydrocarbon or other radicals.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
(organic chemistry) Any organic compound containing an amine functional group.
noun
0
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
amine
Plural:
amines

Origin of amine

  • am(monium) –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From amine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From ammonia

    From Wiktionary