Meaning of melamine

mel•a•mine

Pronunciation: (mel'u-mēn", mel"u-mēn'), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, CN(NH), used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of resins, esp. melamine resins.
  2. any of the melamine resins.
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