bis·​ma·​le·​imide | \ ˌbi-smə-ˈlē-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce bismaleimide (audio) , -ˈlā- \
plural bismaleimides

Definition of bismaleimide

: a compound with two maleimide groups used in polymer chemistry Common matrix materials include epoxy, bismaleimide, polyimide, and phenolic (phenol-formaldehyde) resins.— Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News, 30 Aug. 2004

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First Known Use of bismaleimide

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bismaleimide

bis- + maleimide

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“Bismaleimide.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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