ma·​le·​i·​mide mə-ˈlē-i-ˌmīd How to pronounce maleimide (audio)
plural maleimides
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maleimide was in 1904

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“Maleimide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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