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Medical Term:

hydroxylamine

Pronunciation: hi-drok'sil-a-men

Definition:

  1. a partially oxidized derivative of ammonia; reacts with carbonyl groups to produce oximes; forms acid salts, hydroxylamine hydrochloride. It is a chemical mutagen that causes deamination of cytosine residues in DNA.
  2. Any compound containing RNH—OH.
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