hexamine

hexamethylenetetramine

[hek-suh-meth-uh-leen-te-truh-meen]
noun
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] , methenamine.


Origin:
1885–90; hexamethylene + tetr(a)- + -amine

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hexamethylenetetramine (ˌhɛksəˌmɛθɪliːnˈtɛtrəˌmiːn)
 
n
hexamine, Also called: methenamine a colourless crystalline organic compound used as a urinary antiseptic. Formula: C6H12N4

hexamine (ˈhɛksəmiːn)
 
n
1.  another name for hexamethylenetetramine
2.  a type of fuel produced in small solid blocks or tablets for use in miniature camping stoves

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