polyamide

noun

poly·​am·​ide ˌpä-lē-ˈa-ˌmīd How to pronounce polyamide (audio)
-məd
: a compound characterized by more than one amide group
especially : a polymeric amide (such as nylon)

Examples of polyamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team’s catalyst-free process uses dimethyl glyoxylate xylose, a carbohydrate created from agriculture leftovers such as wood and corncobs, to create polyamides – a class of plastics that includes nylon and is known for durability and strength. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 May 2024 The team’s analysis suggests that the material is competitive with traditional polyamides. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 May 2024 The lenses are crafted from either photochromic crystal or polyamide to enhance UV protection. Max Berlinger, Robb Report, 26 Mar. 2024 This coat is made with two shells (polyester and polyamide) for optimal protection from the elements whether that’s rain, snow, or sleet. Casey Clark, Parents, 5 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for polyamide 

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Word History

Etymology

probably borrowed from German Polyamid, from poly- poly- + Amid amide

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyamide was in 1929

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“Polyamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyamide. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

polyamide

noun
poly·​am·​ide ˌpäl-ē-ˈam-ˌīd, -əd How to pronounce polyamide (audio)
: a compound characterized by more than one amide group
especially : a polymer containing a long chain of amides

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