ethylenediamine

noun

eth·​yl·​ene·​di·​amine ˌeth-ə-ˌlēn-ˈdī-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce ethylenediamine (audio) -dī-ˈam-ən How to pronounce ethylenediamine (audio)
: a colorless volatile liquid base C2H8N2 that has an ammoniacal odor and is used chiefly as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and in medicine to stabilize aminophylline when used in injections

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“Ethylenediamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ethylenediamine. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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