dicyandiamide

[dahy-sahy-uh n-dahy-am-ahyd]

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, rather sparingly water-soluble solid, C2H4N4, produced from cyanamide by polymerization: used in the manufacture of plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Nearby words

  1. dictyoma,
  2. dictyopteran,
  3. dictyosome,
  4. dictyotene,
  5. dicumarol,
  6. dicyclic,
  7. dicyclopentadienyl metal,
  8. dicyclopentadienyliron,
  9. dicynodont,
  10. did

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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