hexamethylenetetramine

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noun hexa·meth·y·lene·tet·ra·mine \ˌhek-sə-ˈme-thə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌmēn\

Definition of hexamethylenetetramine

  1. :  a crystalline compound C6H12N4 used especially as an accelerator in vulcanizing rubber and as a urinary antiseptic — compare methenamine

Origin and Etymology of hexamethylenetetramine

International Scientific Vocabulary hexa- + methylene + tetra- + amine


First Known Use: 1888


Medical Dictionary

hexamethylenetetramine

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noun hexa·meth·y·lene·tet·ra·mine \-ˈmeth-ə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of hexamethylenetetramine


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