methylolurea

noun

Definition of methylolurea

:either of two compounds formed as the first stage in making urea-formaldehyde resins:
a :a crystalline compound H2NCONHCH2OH obtainable from one mole each of urea and formaldehyde and used especially for impregnating wood with which it forms hard resins called also monomethylolurea

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Origin and Etymology of methylolurea

methylol + urea


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