Polyvinyl



[pol-ee-vahyn-l] /ˌpɒl iˈvaɪn l/

adjective, Chemistry.
1.
pertaining to or derived from a .
/ˌpɒlɪˈvaɪnɪl; -ˈvaɪnəl/
noun
1.
(modifier) designating a plastic or resin formed by polymerization of a vinyl derivative
n.

1930, polymer of vinyl chloride. In chemistry, vinyl was used from 1863 as the name of a univalent radical derived from ethylene, from Latin vinum “wine” (see wine (n.)), because ethyl alcohol is the ordinary alcohol present in wine.

polyvinyl pol·y·vi·nyl (pŏl’ē-vī’nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterizing a polymerized thermoplastic vinyl, such as polyvinyl chloride.

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