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|(Chem.)||a colorless, inflammable, alkaline gas, CH3.NH2, having an ammoniacal, fishy odor. It is produced artificially, and also occurs naturally in herring brine and other fishy products. It is regarded as ammonia in which a third of its hydrogen is replaced by methyl, and is a type of the class of substituted ammonias.|
See also: Methyl
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.