a toxic, colorless, crystalline amide, HC:CHCONH, derived from acrylonitrile: it polymerizes readily and is used in making textile fibers, dyes, paper, etc.
Origin of acrylamideacryl(ic) + amide
A readily polymerized amide, C3H5NO, derived from acrylic acid and used in synthetic fibers and sewage treatment. It is a carcinogen and is present in some foods, especially starches and cereals that are cooked at high temperatures.
Origin of acrylamideacryl(ic acid) amide