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caprolactam

noun cap·ro·lac·tam \ˌka-prō-ˈlak-ˌtam\

Definition of CAPROLACTAM

:  a white crystalline cyclic amide C6H11NO used especially in making one type of nylon
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Origin of CAPROLACTAM

caproic acid + lactone + amide
First Known Use: 1944

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