[ pol-ee-am-ahyd, -id ]

  1. a polymer in which the monomer units are linked together by the amide group –CONH–.

Origin of polyamide

First recorded in 1925–30; poly- + amide

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British Dictionary definitions for polyamide


/ (ˌpɒlɪˈæmaɪd, -mɪd) /

  1. any one of a class of synthetic polymeric materials containing recurring -CONH- groups: See also nylon

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Scientific definitions for polyamide


[ pŏl′ē-ămīd′ ]

  1. A polymer produced by the reaction of the amino group (NH2) from one molecule with the carboxylic acid group (CO2H) from another molecule. The resulting structure is similar to that of a protein. Silk is a naturally occurring polyamide, and nylon is a synthetic polyamide.

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