from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dihydric alcohol in which one hydroxyl has been replaced with an amino group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any organic compound having both a hydroxy and an amino functional group; a hydroxy-amine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a series of artificial, organic bases, usually produced as thick viscous liquids by the action of ammonia on ethylene oxide. They have the properties both of alcohol and amines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name of a class of liquid, strongly alkaline compounds, such as ethylene hydramine (HOCH2CH2NH2), formed by the action of ammonia on alkaline oxids. Also called hydroxylalkyl bases.


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