|polyamide (ˌpɒlɪˈæmaɪd, -mɪd)|
|See also nylon any one of a class of synthetic polymeric materials containing recurring -CONH- groups|
|polyamide (pŏl'ē-ām'īd') Pronunciation Key
A polymer produced by the reaction of the amino group (NH2) from one molecule with the carboxylic acid group (CO2H) from another molecule. The resulting structure is similar to that of a protein. Silk is a naturally occurring polyamide, and nylon is a synthetic polyamide.