A tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic polymer with a proteinlike chemical structure, able to be produced as filaments, sheets, or molded objects
A salt formed by the reaction of hexamethylenediamine (or another diamine) with adipic acid (or another dibasic acid), which can be polymerized to give nylon.
A stiff paper-like form of nylon.
A tough synthetic fabric, originally used as a bulletproof or blast-proof material but now used for a variety of purposes where strength and durability are desirable, such as luggage, footwear, etc.
Dermatitis caused by contact with nylon; especially nylon stocking dermatitis.
Contact dermatitis caused by wearing nylon stockings, usually attributable to allergy to a dye or finish used in them.