poly·​acryl·​amide | \ ˌpä-lē-ə-ˈkri-lə-ˌmīd How to pronounce polyacrylamide (audio) \

Definition of polyacrylamide

: a polyamide of acrylic acid

Examples of polyacrylamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other contained polyacrylamide, a chemical compound primarily used in wastewater treatment but also found in certain cosmetics. oregonlive, "Gresham man accused of smuggling misbranded chloroquine from China for resale during coronavirus pandemic," 11 May 2020 Today, protein separation is typically conducted using gel made of polyacrylamide instead of potato starch. Denise Gellene, New York Times, "Oliver Smithies, Tinkerer Who Transformed Genetics and Won a Nobel, Dies at 91," 11 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of polyacrylamide

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Polyacrylamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyacrylamide. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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poly·​acryl·​amide | \ ˌpäl-ē-ə-ˈkril-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce polyacrylamide (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyacrylamide

: a polyamide polymer (−CH2CHCONH2−)x derived from acrylic acid

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