aramid

[ar-uh-mid]
noun Chemistry.
any of a class of synthetic aromatic long-chain polyamides capable of extrusion into fibers having resistance to high temperatures and great strength.

Origin:
probably ar(omatic) + -amid, respelling of amide

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Main Entry:  aramid
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any of a group of synthetic fire-resistant and strong polyamides used to make textiles or plastics
Example:  Kevlar(TM) and Twaron(TM) are aramid examples.
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Pressure as a function of time during the burst test of the aluminum-lined, aramid-wrapped vessel.
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