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Meaning of dicyandiamide

di•cy•an•di•am•ide

Pronunciation: (dī-sī"un-dī-am'īd), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, rather sparingly water-soluble solid, CHN, produced from cyanamide by polymerization: used in the manufacture of plastics and pharmaceuticals.
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