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polyamine

[pol-ee-uh-meen, -am-in] /ˌpɒl i əˈmin, -ˈæm ɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound containing more than one amino group.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; poly- + -amine
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  • Most of them are a combination of polypropylene and polyamine so that they resist harsh sun rays.
polyamine in Medicine

polyamine pol·y·a·mine (pŏl'ē-ə-mēn', -ām'ēn)
n.
Any of a group of organic compounds that contain two or more amino groups.

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