[ mel-uh-meen, mel-uh-meen ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌmin, ˌmɛl əˈmin /
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C3N3(NH2)3, used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of resins, especially melamine resins.
any of the melamine resins.
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British Dictionary definitions for melamine
/ (ˈmɛləˌmiːn) /
a colourless crystalline compound used in making synthetic resins; 2,4,6-triamino-1,3,5-triazine. Formula: C 3 H 6 N 6
melamine resin or a material made from this resin
Word Origin for melamine
C19: from German Melamin, from Melam distillate of ammonium thiocyanate, with -am representing ammonia
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