hexamethylenetetramine

noun

hexa·​meth·​y·​lene·​tet·​ra·​mine ˌhek-sə-ˈme-thə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌmēn How to pronounce hexamethylenetetramine (audio)
: a crystalline compound C6H12N4 used especially as an accelerator in vulcanizing rubber and as a urinary antiseptic compare methenamine

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hexamethylenetetramine was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Hexamethylenetetramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexamethylenetetramine. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hexamethylenetetramine

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