Definition of acrylamide in English:

acrylamide

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] A colourless crystalline solid which readily forms water-soluble polymers.

    • ‘Recent reports about a chemical called acrylamide, found in carbohydrate-rich foods, may give some scientific credence to an uncooked diet.’
    • ‘Further, for the case of acrylamide, the polymerization was roughly twice as fast under nitrogen as in air.’
    • ‘For the occupational toxicants acrylamide and 1,3-butadiene a genetic risk assessment was performed based on heritable translocation data.’
    • ‘The gel is a thin slab of acrylamide polymerized between two glass plates.’
    • ‘This amino acid could supply nitrogen, an ingredient of acrylamide, Mottram says.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from acrylic + amide.

Pronunciation:

acrylamide

/əˈkrɪləmʌɪd/