methenamine

[me-thee-nuh-meen, -min]

noun Chemistry.


Origin of methenamine

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

methenamine

noun

another name for hexamethylenetetramine

Word Origin for methenamine

C20: meth- + -ene + amine
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methenamine in Medicine

methenamine

[mə-thēnə-mēn′, -mĭn]

n.

An organic compound used as a urinary tract antiseptic.
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