acrylamide

noun
ac·​ryl·​am·​ide | \ 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

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In the first phase of the trial, Berle said the defense failed to present enough credible evidence to show there was no significant risk posed by acrylamide in coffee. Brian Melley, BostonGlobe.com, "California judge says coffee needs cancer warning labels," 30 Mar. 2018 The fast-food industry and potato-chip makers faced litigation in the early 2000s, also brought by Mr. Metzger, over acrylamide generated during the frying process. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Coffee Brands Fight California Ruling on Cancer Warnings," 16 Apr. 2018 In the first phase of the trial, Berle said the defense failed to present enough credible evidence to show there was no significant risk posed by acrylamide in coffee. Brian Melley, BostonGlobe.com, "California judge says coffee needs cancer warning labels," 30 Mar. 2018 For one thing, rats and humans metabolize acrylamide differently. Jenny Splitter, SELF, "How Worried Do You Need to Be About Those Cancer Warnings for Your Coffee?," 13 June 2018 In the first phase of the trial, Berle said the defense failed to present enough credible evidence to show there was no significant risk posed by acrylamide in coffee. Brian Melley, BostonGlobe.com, "California judge says coffee needs cancer warning labels," 30 Mar. 2018 But under California’s 1986 Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, better known as Proposition 65, acrylamide is listed as a likely human carcinogen. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Attack of the Killer Cappuccino," 30 Mar. 2018 Acrylamide, especially the acrylamide in coffee, isn’t even close. New York Times, "California, Coffee and Cancer: One of These Doesn’t Belong," 23 Apr. 2018 In the first phase of the trial, Berle said the defense failed to present enough credible evidence to show there was no significant risk posed by acrylamide in coffee. Brian Melley, BostonGlobe.com, "California judge says coffee needs cancer warning labels," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of acrylamide

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrylamide

borrowed from French, from acrylique acrylic entry 1 + amide amide

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