cyanamide :

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  • n  a weak soluble dibasic acid (the parent acid of cyanamide salts)
  • n  a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds

  • Germany needed French carbide-cyanamide for saltpeter, French bauxite for aluminum; France needed German iron and steel for emergency railroad tracks and barbed wire .
  • But last week a medicinal variant of cyanamide was released in Canada for prescription sale, on the strength of researchers' reports that it is almost as potent as disulfiram and .

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