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melamine

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noun mel·a·mine \ˈme-lə-ˌmēn\

Simple Definition of melamine

  • : a type of hard plastic that is used especially for covering other materials

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of melamine

  1. 1 :  a white crystalline organic base C3H6N6 with a high melting point that is used especially in melamine resins

  2. 2 :  a melamine resin or a plastic made from such a resin

Origin and Etymology of melamine

German Melamin


First Known Use: circa 1835


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melamine

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noun mel·a·mine \ˈmel-ə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of melamine

  1. 1:  a white crystalline organic base C3H6N6 with a high melting point that is used especially in making resins by reaction with aldehydes

  2. 2:  a resin made from melamine or a plastic made from such a resin




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