Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to imines or an imine.

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  • n. The divalent radical =NH or =N-R

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A combining form used in chemistry to indicate the presence, in the compound, of the divalent group NH. Incorrectly imido-.

Etymologies

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

From imino-, from imine.

Examples

  • There is also an unusual compound (a cyclic imino acid) that presumably is a natural derivative of L-dopa.

    11: Human health care

  • Toxic compounds such as alkaloids and cyanogenic glycosides do not occur in Calliandra spp. but a range of insecticidal, non-protein, sulphur-containing amino acids and rare imino acids have been found in the seeds and seedlings of a number of species.

    Chapter 7

  • Mature leaves, which have had time to develop physical attributes such as toughness and waxiness, require only the protection conferred by the imino acids

    Chapter 7

  • These compounds are known to have toxic effects against a range of leaf and seed-eating insects, and it is suggested that the seeds and tender young leaves, those parts which need most protection from the point of view of survival of the species, benefit from a dual defence mechanism comprised of both amino and imino acids.

    Chapter 7

  • Acid anhydrides replace the imino-hydrogen atom by acidyl radicals, and boiling with water converts them into phenols.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • Summit is at the forefront of developing new, second-generation imino sugars and has a focus in two therapeutic areas: anti-infectives and metabolic diseases.

    ACN Newswire

  • The development of Summit's imino sugar platform is the major focus of the Company's research and development activities.

    ACN Newswire

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