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amine(əmēn`, ăm`ēn): see under amino groupamino group,
in chemistry, functional group that consists of a nitrogen atom attached by single bonds to hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, aryl groups, or a combination of these three. An organic compound that contains an amino group is called an amine.
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One of a class of organic compounds which can be considered to be derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogens by functional groups.
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an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups
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