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Definition of vinylpyrrolidone

: a liquid compound CH2=CHC4H6NO made by condensation of acetylene and pyrrolidone and used in the manufacture of polyvinylpyrrolidone and in various copolymerizations

called also N-vinylpyrrolidone

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vinyl + pyrrolidone

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“Vinylpyrrolidone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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