Definition of oxamethane in US English:

oxamethane

noun

Chemistry
rare, historical
  • The ethyl ester, NH₂CO·COOCH₂CH₃, of oxamic acid; ethyl oxamate.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Thomson. Apparently from oxam- + ethane, although the adjective is first attested later.

Pronunciation

oxamethane

/ˌɒksəˈmiːθeɪn/