Definition of polyamide in English:


Syllabification: pol·y·am·ide
Pronunciation: /ˌpälēˈamīd


  • A synthetic polymer of a type made by the linkage of an amino group of one molecule and a carboxylic acid group of another, including many synthetic fibers such as nylon.
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    • Generically known as a group of polyamides, nylon is chemically distinguished by its amide linkages to two aromatic rings.
    • One polymer that is widely used for extruded balloon catheters is polyamide (nylon).
    • Examples of polymers produced in this way include polyesters, polyamides, polyurethanes, polyethers, and polysulfones.

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