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dicyandiamide

[dahy-sahy-uh n-dahy-am-ahyd]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, rather sparingly water-soluble solid, C2H4N4, produced from cyanamide by polymerization: used in the manufacture of plastics and pharmaceuticals.
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Also di·cy·an·o·di·am·ide [dahy-sahy-uh-noh-dahy-am-ahyd] /daɪˌsaɪ əˌnoʊ daɪˈæm aɪd/.

Origin of dicyandiamide

Also called cyanoguanidine.
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