Pronunciation: (meth"u-lu-mēn', -ul-am'in), [key]
n. Chem.
any of three derivatives of ammonia in which one or all of the hydrogen atoms are replaced by methyl groups, esp. a gas, CH5N, with an ammonialike odor, the simplest alkyl derivative of ammonia and, like the latter, forming a series of salts. Also called monomethylamine.

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methyl alcoholmethylate

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