acrylamide

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noun ac·ryl·am·ide \ˌa-krəl-ˈa-ˌmīd, ə-ˈkri-lə-\

Definition of acrylamide

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

Origin and Etymology of acrylamide

acrylic + amide


First Known Use: 1893


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