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hexamethylenetetramine

[hek-suh-meth-uh-leen-te-truh-meen] /ˌhɛk səˈmɛθ ə linˈtɛ trəˌmin/
noun
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 6 H 12 N 4 , used as a vulcanization accelerator, an absorbent in gas masks, in the manufacture of the explosive RDX and synthetic resins, and in medicine as a diuretic and urinary antiseptic.
Also called hexamine
[hek-suh-meen] /ˈhɛk səˌmin/ (Show IPA),
methenamine.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; hexamethylene + tetr(a)- + -amine
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hexamethylenetetramine

/ˌhɛksəˌmɛθɪliːnˈtɛtrəˌmiːn/
noun
1.
a colourless crystalline organic compound used as a urinary antiseptic. Formula: C6H12N4 Also called hexamine, methenamine
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