from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless crystalline compound, NH2OH, explosive when heated, that is used as a reducing agent and in organic synthesis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An explosive inorganic derivative of ammonia, NH2OH, used as a reducing agent, and in organic synthesis.
- n. Any organic derivative of this compound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nitrogenous, organic base, NH2.OH, resembling ammonia, and produced by a modified reduction of nitric acid. It is usually obtained as a volatile, unstable solution in water. It acts as a strong reducing agent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless basic compound, NH2OH, prepared by the reduction of various oxygen derivatives of nitrogen.
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