from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An amide of cyanuric acid; especially melamine, (CNNH2)3, which is more properly called cyanurtriamide.
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- n. a white crystalline organic base; used mainly in making melamine resins
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"Melamine, also known as cyanuramide, is a synthetic chemical product that forms hard resins when combined with formaldehyde.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, which is helping with the investigation, said traces of cyanuramide that can cause kidney stones were found in Sanlu-brand milk products.