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- n. Any of very many isomeric amines derived from an octane, but especially the primary amine CH3(CH2)7NH2
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless, bitter, very caustic liquid (C8H17 NH2), having an ammoniacal, fishy odor, obtained by heating alcoholic ammonia with octyl iodide. It is insoluble in water, precipitates metallic salts, and dissolves silver chlorid.
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