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mel·a·mine

 (mĕl′ə-mēn′)
n.
1. A white crystalline compound, C3H6N6, used in making melamine resins and waterproof coatings, for tanning leather, and as an additive to fertilizer to regulate the rate of nitrogen release. Melamine has also been used as an illicit and harmful additive to foodstuffs to increase the apparent amount of protein present based upon assays for nitrogen.
2. A plastic made from melamine resin.

[German Melamin : blend of Melam, distillate of ammonium thiocyanate (mel-, arbitrary pref. + Am(monium), ammonium) and Amin, amine.]

melamine

(ˈmɛləˌmiːn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline compound used in making synthetic resins; 2,4,6-triamino-1,3,5-triazine. Formula: C3H6N6
2. (Elements & Compounds) melamine resin or a material made from this resin
[C19: from German Melamin, from Melam distillate of ammonium thiocyanate, with -am representing ammonia]

mel•a•mine

(ˈmɛl əˌmin)

n.
1. a crystalline solid, C3H6N6, used in organic synthesis and in manufacturing resins.
2. any of the melamine resins.
[< German Melamin (1834)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melamine - a white crystalline organic basemelamine - a white crystalline organic base; used mainly in making melamine resins
alkali, base - any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
Translations
melamina

melamine

[ˈmeləmiːn] Nmelamina f

melamine

nMelamin nt

melamine

[ˈmɛləˌmiːn] nmelammina
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Keywords: Arylmethylenemalonitriles, Melamine, Ultrasound, Catalysis
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The dairy industry implemented low melamine limits and instigated testing at various stages in the food chain.
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Since melamine has high percentage of nitrogen in its structure, some producers add illegally melamine to the food of pets and to powder milk for infants so protein percentage increases in those materials.
g] combined with the hydroxyl groups reacting with the melamine leads to significantly higher early and final hardness.
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