Meaning of POLYACRYLAMIDE in English

/pol'ee euh kril"euh muyd', -mid, -ak'reuh lam"uyd, -id/ , n. Chem.

a white, solid, water-soluble polymer of acrylamide, used in secondary oil recovery, as a thickening agent, a flocculant, and an absorbent, and to separate macromolecules of different molecular weights.

[ 1940-45; POLY- + ACRYLAMIDE ]

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