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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name of a class of organic compounds containing the complex
  • noun A colorless, crystalline, basic compound, found in commercial fusel-oil and prepared by the action of ammonia on glycerol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) One of a series of organic bases obtained by the reduction of certain isonitroso compounds of the ketones. In general they are unstable oily substances having a pungent aromatic odor.

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