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Meaning of acrylamide

a•cryl•a•mide

Pronunciation: (u-kril'u-mīd", -mid, ak"ru-lam'īd, -id), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, odorless, toxic crystalline compound, CHNO, soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone: used in the synthesis of polyacrylamide and other organic materials, as textile fibers, in the processing of ore, and in the treatment of sewage.
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