dicyandiamide

[dahy-sahy-uhn-dahy-am-ahyd]
noun Chemistry.
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] .
Also called cyanoguanidine.


Origin:
di-1 + cyan(o)-2 + di-1 + amide

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