acrylamide


ac·ryl·am·ide

noun \ˌa-krəl-ˈa-ˌmīd, ə-ˈkri-lə-\

Definition of ACRYLAMIDE

:  an amide C3H5NO that is derived from acrylic acid, that polymerizes readily, and that is used in the manufacture of synthetic textile fibers

Origin of ACRYLAMIDE

acrylic + amide
First Known Use: 1893

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