Meaning of MELAMINE in English

ˈmeləˌmēn, -ləmə̇n noun

( -s )

Etymology: German melamin, from melam + -in -ine

1. : a white crystalline high-melting organic base C 3 N 3 (NH 2 ) 3 that is a cyclic trimer of cyanamide but is usually made by heating dicyandiamide to high temperatures and that is used chiefly in making melamine resins; 2, 4, 6-triamino- s- triazine — called also cyanuramide

2. : a melamine resin or a plastic made from such a resin

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