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Trimethylamine

Synonym(s)

  • N,N-dimethylmethanamine

Definition(s)

An irritating gaseous or volatile liquid tertiary amine (CH3)3N that has a fishy odor, is only slightly more basic than ammonia, is flammable and forms explosive mixtures with air, is formed as a degradation product of many nitrogenous animal and plant substances, and is used chiefly in making quaternary ammonium compounds (as choline).

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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Published: September 15, 2014