any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.
an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups
“compound in which one of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia is replaced by a hydrocarbon radical,” 1863, from ammonia + chemical suffix -ine (2).
amine a·mine (ə-mēn’, ām’ēn)
Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals.
Any of a group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C6H5NH2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6H5). Amines are produced by the decay of organic matter.
containing the . a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the amino group is present: aminobenzene. Contemporary Examples Eggs, he says, are a good source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps the liver break down alcohol faster. 5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many DailyBurn […]
- Aminoacetic acid
. Historical Examples On reduction it yields ammonia and glycocoll (aminoacetic acid). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4 Various aminoacetic acid, for instance, will form a nitrate which burns rapidly but quietly, and might be employed as an explosive. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1 Various
- Amino acid
any of a class of organic compounds that contains at least one amino group, –NH 2 , and one carboxyl group, –COOH: the alpha-amino acids, RCH(NH 2)COOH, are the building blocks from which proteins are constructed. Contemporary Examples Eggs, he says, are a good source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps the liver break […]
- Amino-acid dating
a method used to date an organic geological or archaeological specimen, as a fossil or mummified body, by determining how much change has occurred in the amino-acid structure of that specimen.