A polymer containing repeated amide groups, as in various kinds of nylon.(noun)
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Use "polyamide" in a sentence
"Nylon is sometimes called polyamide or polyamid, especially on yarn labels from foreign countries."
"Editor's Note: Nylon, which was discovered in the 1930s by DuPont, is commonly called polyamide in Europe"
""(It) is rarely made up of 100 percent cotton like French handmade lace, and is supplemented with chemicals such as polyamide, which produces cheaper thread," she said."