noun Chemistry a synthetic crystalline compound which is an intermediate in nylon manufacture.
1940s: from caproic acid + lactam.

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  • caprolactam — ˌkaprōˈlakˌtam, | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌlakˈtam noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary caproic + lactam : a white crystalline cyclic amide C6H11NO that yields epsilon amino caproic acid on hydrolysis and is used chiefly in making one type of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • caprolactam — noun Etymology: caproic acid + lactone + amide Date: 1944 a white crystalline cyclic amide C6H11NO used especially in making one type of nylon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caprolactam — /kap roh lak tam/, n. a white, water soluble compound, C6H11NO, used to produce a type of nylon. [1940 45; CAPRO(IC) + LACTAM] * * * …   Universalium

  • caprolactam — noun A lactam (cyclic amide) manufactured from cyclohexanone and used in the manufacture of nylon …   Wiktionary

  • Caprolactam — Ca|pro|lac|tam* [k...k...] vgl. ↑Kaprolaktam …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • caprolactam — cap·ro·lac·tam …   English syllables

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