[pol-ee-eth-uh-leen] /ˌpɒl iˈɛθ əˌlin/
a plastic polymer of used chiefly for containers, electrical insulation, and packaging.
another name for polythene
polymer of ethylene, 1862, from French polyéthylène; see poly- + ethylene. Related: Polyethylenic (1860).
Any of various artificial resins consisting of many ethyl groups (CH2CH2) joined end to end or in branched chains. Polyethylenes are easily molded and are resistant to other chemicals. They can be repeatedly softened and hardened by heating and cooling, and are used for many purposes, such as making containers, tubes, and packaging.
noun, Chemistry. 1. any of a series of polymers of ethylene glycol, having a molecular weight of from about 200 to 6000, obtained by condensation of ethylene glycol or of ethylene oxide and water, used as an emulsifying agent and lubricant in ointments, creams, etc. polyethylene glycol pol·y·eth·yl·ene glycol (pŏl’ē-ěth’ə-lēn’) n. Any of a family […]
[pol-ee-fohm] /ˈpɒl iˌfoʊm/ noun 1. a rigid, semirigid, or rubbery composed of minute bubbles of air or carbon dioxide embedded in a polymer matrix, often polyurethane: used in mattresses, padding, insulation, etc.
[pol-ee-fuhngk-shuh-nl] /ˌpɒl iˈfʌŋk ʃə nl/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing more than one .
[puh-lig-uh-luh] /pəˈlɪg ə lə/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Polygala, comprising the milkworts. /pəˈlɪɡələ/ noun 1. any herbaceous plant or small shrub of the polygalaceous genus Polygala See also milkwort