Imine definition

ĭmēn, -ĭn, ĭ-mēn
A highly reactive organic compound containing an NH group doubly bonded to a carbon atom.
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A compound containing the divalent radical NH united to alkyl or other nonacid radicals.
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A compound derived from ammonia and containing an NH group attached by a double bond to a carbon atom in another group.
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The radical CNH, having a double bond between the carbon and nitrogen atoms.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a class of organic nitrogen compounds having the general formula R2C=NR; they are tautomeric with enamines.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
imine
Plural:
imines

Origin of imine

  • Alteration of amine

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