Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun organic chemistry The amide of acrylic acid, CH2=CH.CONH2; used in the manufacture of polyacrylamides.

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  • noun a white crystalline amide of propenoic acid can damage the nervous system and is carcinogenic in laboratory animals

Etymologies

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

[acryl(ic acid) + amide.]

Examples

  • American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute confirmed that there is no link between long-term acrylamide intake and breast cancer.

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  • That would be the same KFC that agreed, in 2007, in response to a lawsuit by the California attorney general, to warn its customers that its potatoes contain a suspected carcinogen called acrylamide, which forms during frying and baking.

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  • DORNIN: Everyone knows they're not exactly health mood but the detection of a potential carcinogen called acrylamide, might force the state of California to require this Phillip Papadopoulos and other restaurant owners to post signs informing customers.

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  • Researchers Discover Way to Make French Fries Without Cancerous Chemical french fries because they're healthy, but did you know that they contain a cancer-causing chemical called acrylamide?

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  • The concern surrounds a chemical byproduct called acrylamide that is produced when carbohydrates such as bread or potatoes are cooked at high temperatures.

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  • Starchy fried foods also can contain a chemical called acrylamide that is quietly raising concern as a potential human carcinogen.

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  • Starchy fried foods also can contain a chemical called acrylamide that is quietly raising concern as a potential human carcinogen.

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  • Starchy fried foods also can contain a chemical called acrylamide that is quietly raising concern as a potential human carcinogen.

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  • At issue is the chemical acrylamide, which is found as a cooking byproduct in the production of foods like french fries and potato chips and has been linked to cancer in animals.

    London Free Press

  • Newman notes that KFC's french fries are an unusually rich source of acrylamide, a probable human carcinogen found in deep fried foods.

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