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melamine

noun mel·a·mine \ˈme-lə-ˌmēn\

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

Full Definition of MELAMINE

1
:  a white crystalline organic base C3H6N6 with a high melting point that is used especially in melamine resins
2
:  a melamine resin or a plastic made from such a resin

Origin of MELAMINE

German Melamin
First Known Use: circa 1835

melamine

noun mel·a·mine \ˈmel-ə-ˌmēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MELAMINE

1
:  a white crystalline organic base C3H6N6 with a high melting point that is used especially in making resins by reaction with aldehydes
2
:  a resin made from melamine or a plastic made from such a resin

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