Meaning of ACRYLAMIDE in English

/ əˈkrɪləmaɪd; NAmE / noun

[ U , C ] a substance used in various industrial processes. Acrylamide is also found in food that has been cooked at high temperatures, and may be a cause of cancer.



late 19th cent.: from acrylic + amide .

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