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Meaning of urea-formaldehyde resin

u•re'a-form•al'de•hyde res"in

Pronunciation: (yoo-rē'u-fôr-mal'du-hīd", -fur-, yoor'ē-u-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. any of a group of resins formed by the interaction of urea and formaldehyde under conditions that include heat and pH control: used chiefly in the manufacture of buttons, baking enamels, and for making fabrics wrinkle-resistant.
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