polyamide

noun
poly·am·ide | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈa-ˌmīd , -məd \

Definition of polyamide 

: a compound characterized by more than one amide group especially : a polymeric amide (such as nylon)

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The 105-gram pair is 85 percent merino and 15 percent polyamide. Kassondra Cloos, Outside Online, "The Best Women’s Active Outdoor Underwear," 6 July 2018 In this new study, a group of researchers used some chemicals called polyamides to create a membrane that lets water through while blocking salt. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Alan Turing's Last Paper Inspires a Better Way to Desalinate Water," 3 May 2018 Proceeds from the sale of polyamides will be channeled into reducing debt, Juery said. Andrew Marc Noel, Bloomberg.com, "BASF to Buy Polyamides Business From Solvay for $1.9 Billion," 19 Sep. 2017 They're cut extra wide in the leg, which when combined with their weighty, insanely-stretchy polyamide blend fabric makes them maybe the flowiest gym shorts ever. Jake Woolf, GQ, "The Best Gym Shorts for Every Kind of Workout," 9 Aug. 2017 China alone accounts for 28 percent of global resin and 68 percent of polyester polyamide and acrylic fibers. Laura Parker, National Geographic, "A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled," 19 July 2017 The new store is dripping with bralettes, soft polyamide mosses growing rampant. Katherine Bernard, New York Times, "Where Enthusiasts of the Freeze Go for a Winter Coat NOV. 30, 2016," 4 Jan. 2017

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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polyamide

noun
poly·am·ide | \ ˌpäl-ē-ˈam-ˌīd, -əd \

Medical Definition of polyamide 

: a compound characterized by more than one amide group especially : a polymer containing a long chain of amides

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