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aramid

[ar-uh-mid] /ˈær ə mɪd/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
any of a class of synthetic aromatic long-chain polyamides capable of extrusion into fibers having resistance to high temperatures and great strength.
Origin of aramid
probably ar(omatic) + -amid, respelling of amide
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noun

any of a group of synthetic fire-resistant and strong polyamides used to make textiles or plastics

Examples

Kevlar(TM) and Twaron(TM) are aramid examples.

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