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

  • n. A toxic flammable gas, CH3NH2, produced by the decomposition of organic matter and synthesized for use as a solvent and in the manufacture of many products, such as dyes and insecticides.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The simplest aliphatic amine, CH3NH2, a toxic gas, having many industrial applications.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a colorless, inflammable, alkaline gas, CH3.NH2, having an ammoniacal, fishy odor. It is produced artificially, and also occurs naturally in herring brine and other fishy products. It is regarded as ammonia in which a third of its hydrogen is replaced by methyl, and is a type of the class of substituted ammonias.
  • n. See Methyl amine, under methyl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless gas (NH2CH3), having a strong ammoniacal odor, and resembling ammonia in many of its reactions.

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