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methenamine

[ me-thee-nuh-meen, -min ]
/ mɛˈθi nəˌmin, -mɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
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Origin of methenamine

First recorded in 1925–30; meth- + -ene + amine
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British Dictionary definitions for methenamine

methenamine
/ (mɛˈθiːnəˌmiːn, -ˌmaɪn) /

noun
another name for hexamethylenetetramine

Word Origin for methenamine

C20: meth- + -ene + amine
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Medical definitions for methenamine

methenamine
[ mə-thēnə-mēn′, -mĭn ]

n.
An organic compound used as a urinary tract antiseptic.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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