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(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline cyclic imine used in the manufacture of nylon. Formula: C5H10NHCO
[C20: from capro(ic acid) + lactam]


(ˌkæp roʊˈlæk tæm)

a white, water-soluble compound, C6H11NO, used to produce a type of nylon.
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