Meaning of chloramine

chlo•ra•mine

Pronunciation: (klôr'u-mēn", klōr'-, klô-ram'ēn, klō-), [key]
— n.
  1. an unstable, colorless liquid, NHCl, with a pungent odor, derived from ammonia.
  2. any of a class of compounds obtained by replacing a hydrogen atom of an =NH or −NH group with chlorine.
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