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dicyandiamide

[dahy-sahy-uh n-dahy-am-ahyd] /daɪˌsaɪ ən daɪˈæm aɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, rather sparingly water-soluble solid, C 2 H 4 N 4 , produced from cyanamide by polymerization: used in the manufacture of plastics and pharmaceuticals.
Also, dicyanodiamide
[dahy-sahy-uh-noh-dahy-am-ahyd] /daɪˌsaɪ əˌnoʊ daɪˈæm aɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Also called cyanoguanidine.
Origin
di-1 + cyan(o)-2 + di-1 + amide
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  • Effect of nitrogen source and dicyandiamide on growth and water relations of cotton.

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