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- n. The tertiary amine (CH3)3N; a colourless gas with a fishy smell that is a product of animal and vegetable decomposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A colorless volatile alkaline liquid, N.(CH3)3, obtained from herring brine, beet roots, etc., with a characteristic herringlike odor. It is regarded as a substituted ammonia containing three methyl groups.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substituted ammonia in which the three hydrogen atoms are replaced by methyl, N(CH3)3.
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