n.1.(Chem.) One of a series of compounds that may be regarded as ammonia in which a part of the hydrogen has been replaced by basic, and another part by acid, atoms or radicals.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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