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Related to guanidine: guanidinium
A strongly alkaline crystalline compound, NHC(NH2)2, formed by the oxidation of guanine and found in the urine as a normal product of protein metabolism. It is commonly used in the organic synthesis of plastics, resins, and explosives.
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guanidine(ˈɡwɑːnɪˌdiːn; -dɪn; ˈɡwænɪ-) or
(Biochemistry) a strongly alkaline crystalline substance, soluble in water and found in plant and animal tissues. It is used in organic synthesis. Formula: HNC(NH2)2. Also called: carbamidine or iminourea
[C19: from guano + -id3 + -ine2]
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guan•i•dine(ˈgwæn ɪˌdin, -dɪn, ˈgwɑ nɪ-)
a crystalline, alkaline, water-soluble solid, CH5N3, used in making plastics, resins, and explosives.
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