: either of two compounds formed as the first stage in making urea-formaldehyde resins:
: 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

Word History


methylol + urea

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“Methylolurea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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