Definition of methylamine in English:

methylamine

noun

Chemistry
  • Each of the three compounds that can be formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms in ammonia with a methyl group or groups; especially CH₃NH₂ (monomethylamine), a colourless, flammable gas with a fishy or ammonia-like odour.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From French méthylamine from methyl + amine.

Pronunciation

methylamine

/ˌmiːθʌɪlˈeɪmiːn//ˌmɛθɪlˈeɪmiːn//mɪˈθʌɪləmiːn/