Definition of Nomex in US English:

Nomex

noun

  • A trademark for: a type of heat-resistant artificial fibre based on meta-terephthalamide polymer. Also: any of various fire-resistant or protective fabrics or materials made from this fibre.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Trade Marks Journal. Origin unknown.

Pronunciation

Nomex

/ˈnəʊmɛks/