ma·​le·​i·​mide | \ mə-ˈlē-i-ˌmīd How to pronounce maleimide (audio) , -ˈlā- \
plural maleimides

Definition of maleimide

: a cyclic imide C4H2O2NH of maleic acid used in high-temperature polymers The polymer is formed through the … cycloaddition of a compound containing four furan diene units … and an amine with three maleimide dienophiles …— Cheryl Hogue, Chemical & Engineering News, 4 Mar. 2002

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Maleimide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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