melamine

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noun mel·a·mine \ ˈme-lə-ˌmēn \

Definition of melamine

1 :a white crystalline organic base C3H6N6 with a high melting point that is used especially in melamine resins
2 :a melamine resin or a plastic made from such a resin

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Origin and Etymology of melamine

German Melamin


MELAMINE Defined for English Language Learners

melamine

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Definition of melamine for English Language Learners

  • : a type of hard plastic that is used especially for covering other materials


Medical Dictionary

melamine

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noun mel·a·mine \ ˈmel-ə-ˌmēn \

medical Definition of melamine

1 :a white crystalline organic base C3H6N6 with a high melting point that is used especially in making resins by reaction with aldehydes
2 :a resin made from melamine or a plastic made from such a resin


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