dicyandiamide

noun di·cy·an·diamide \¦dīˌsī¦an+\
variants: less commonly

dicyanodiamide

\(¦)dī¦sīə(ˌ)nō+\

Definition of dicyandiamide

plural

-s

  1. :  a colorless crystalline water-soluble compound H2NC(=NH)NHCN formed by polymerization of cyanamide and used chiefly in making melamine and guanidine —called also cyanoguanidine

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Origin and Etymology of dicyandiamide

International Scientific Vocabulary di- + cyan- + diamide


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