from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A white crystalline solid, the double amide of oxalic acid, used as a stabilizer for nitrocellulose preparations and as a substitute for urea in fertilizers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white crystalline neutral substance (C2O2(NH2)2) obtained by treating ethyl oxalate with ammonia. It is the acid amide of oxalic acid. Formerly called also oxalamide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A white substance (C2O2(NH2)2), insoluble in water, produced by the distillation of neutral ammonium oxalate, whence its name. Also called oxalamide.


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