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Any of a group of compounds containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which in turn is doubly bonded to a nitrogen atom. An oxime is formed by treating an aldehyde or ketone with hydroxylamine.
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(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of compounds with the general formula RR′NOH, where R is an organic group and R′ is either an organic group (ketoxime) or hydrogen atom (aldoxime): used in the chemical analysis of carbonyl compounds
[C19: from ox(ygen) + im(id)e]
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