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Meaning of guanidine

guan•i•dine

Pronunciation: (gwan'i-dēn", -din, gwä'ni-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, strongly alkaline, water-soluble solid, CHN, used chiefly in the manufacture of plastics, resins, rubber accelerators, and explosives. Also called
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