dimethylolurea

noun

di·​meth·​yl·​ol·​urea
dī¦methə̇ˌlȯlyüˈrēə,
-lōl-
: a crystalline compound CO(NHCH2OH)2 formed as the first stage in making urea-formaldehyde resins and used chiefly in making adhesives and in treating textiles and wood

Word History

Etymology

dimethyl + -ol + urea

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“Dimethylolurea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimethylolurea. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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