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1. An unstable colorless liquid, NH2Cl, used in making hydrazine and as a chlorine source for water treatment.
2. Any of several aromatic sulfonamide salts containing chlorine, used medicinally as antiseptics.


1. (Elements & Compounds) an unstable colourless liquid with a pungent odour, made by the reaction of sodium hypochlorite and ammonia. Formula: NH2Cl
2. (Elements & Compounds) any compound produced by replacing hydrogen atoms in an azo or amine group with chlorine atoms


(ˈklɔr əˌmin, ˈkloʊr-, klɔˈræm in, kloʊ-)

any of a class of compounds obtained by replacing a hydrogen atom of an =NH or −NH2 group with chlorine.
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Noun1.chloramine - any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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Shift in the microbial ecology of a hospital hot water system following the introduction of an on-site monochloramine disinfection system.
Effects of ozone, chlorine dioxide, chlorine, and monochloramine on Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst viability.
Effects of ozon, chlorine dioxide, chlorin, and monochloramine on Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst viability, Appl, Environ Microbiol.
Urea, when hydrolysed by bacterial urease, can form compounds such as ammonium chloride and monochloramine that can directly damage epithelial cells.
As an example, the position of the activated carbon and water softening units assumes that the feed water is from a surface source and that the municipality employs monochloramine as a "secondary" disinfecting agent (1), (2).
Monochloramine is the most well-known and most prevalent inorganic chloramine.
The Rosemount Analytical 1066 family of transmitters can measure pH, ORP, resistivity/conductivity, percent concentration, total dissolved solids, total chlorine, free chlorine, monochloramine, dissolved oxygen and dissolved ozone.