hexamethylenetetramine

noun
hexa·​meth·​y·​lene·​tet·​ra·​mine | \ ˌhek-sə-ˈme-thə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌmēn How to pronounce hexamethylenetetramine (audio) \

Definition of hexamethylenetetramine

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

First Known Use of hexamethylenetetramine

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexamethylenetetramine

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

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The first known use of hexamethylenetetramine was in 1888

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“Hexamethylenetetramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexamethylenetetramine. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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hexamethylenetetramine

noun
hexa·​meth·​y·​lene·​tet·​ra·​mine | \ -ˈmeth-ə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌmēn How to pronounce hexamethylenetetramine (audio) \

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