Definition of acrylamide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈkrɪləmaɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkrɪləmaɪd//
[uncountable, countable]
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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. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from acrylic + amide.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: acrylamide