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pol•y•a•cryl•a•mide



Pronunciation: (pol"ē-u-kril'u-mīd", -mid, -ak"ru-lam'īd, -id), [key]
n. Chem.
a white, solid, water-soluble polymer of acrylamide, used in secondary oil recovery, as a thickening agent, a flocculant, and an absorbent, and to separate macromolecules of different molecular weights.

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polyacidpolyacrylic acid

 

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