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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strong, heat-resistant fiber formed of polymers with repeating aromatic groups branching from a carbon backbone, used in materials for bulletproof vests and radial tires. Also called polyaramid.

Etymologies

ar(omatic) + (poly)amid(e).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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