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Any of a class of inorganic coordination compounds of ammonia and a metallic salt.
am′mi·no′ (ăm′ə-nō′, ə-mē′nō) adj.
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(Elements & Compounds) a compound that has molecules containing one or more ammonia molecules bound to another molecule, group, or atom by coordinate bonds. Also called: ammoniate or ammonate
[C19: from amm(onia) + -ine2]
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am•mine(ˈæm in, əˈmin)
1. a complex containing one or more ammonia molecules in coordinate linkage.
2. any complex containing one or more ammonia molecules bonded to a metal ion.
[1895–1900; amm (onia) + -ine2]
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