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Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen, such as ethylamine, C2H5NH2, that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon group.
(Chemistry) an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups
[C19: from am(monium) + -ine2]
a•mine(əˈmin, ˈæm ɪn)
any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.
a•min•ic (əˈmi nɪk, əˈmɪn ɪk) adj.
a•min•i•ty (əˈmɪn ɪ ti) n.
var. of amino- as final element of a word: Dramamine.
Any of a series of organic compounds of nitrogen, such as ethylamine.
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|Noun||1.||amine - a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals|
histamine - amine formed from histidine that stimulates gastric secretions and dilates blood vessels; released by the human immune system during allergic reactions
aminobenzine, aniline, aniline oil, phenylamine - oily poisonous liquid amine obtained from nitrobenzene and used to make dyes and plastics and medicines
enamine - an amine containing the double bond linkage -C=C-N-
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
monoamine - a molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter)