melamine

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melamine ‎(countable and uncountable, plural melamines)

  1. (chemistry) A strong aromatic heterocyclic base, tri-amino-triazine, used in combination with formaldehyde to manufacture melamine resins such as Formica.
    • 1995, Bill Bryson, Notes from a Small Island, chapter 20:
      My room was everything I expected it to be—cold and cheerless, with melamine furniture, grubbily matted carpet and those mysterious ceiling stains that bring to mind a neglected corpse in the room above.

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melamine f

  1. plural of melamina
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