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Blend of oxygen +‎ imide.

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oxime (plural oximes)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds, of general formula RR'C=NOH, derived from the condensation of an aldehyde (R' = H) or ketone with hydroxylamine.
    • 2018, Ian Sample, The Guardian, 13 March:
      Treatment for novichok exposure would be the same as for other nerve agents, with atropine, diazepam and drugs called oximes.

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