variants or less commonly dicyanodiamide
plural -s
: 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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary di- + cyan- + diamide

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“Dicyandiamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicyandiamide. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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