[pol-ee-eth-nik] /ˌpɒl iˈɛθ nɪk/
inhabited by or consisting of people of many backgrounds.
pertaining to or comprising multiple ethnic groups
[pol-ee-eth-uh-leen] /ˌpɒl iˈɛθ əˌlin/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a plastic polymer of used chiefly for containers, electrical insulation, and packaging. /ˌpɒlɪˈɛθɪˌliːn/ noun 1. another name for polythene n. polymer of ethylene, 1862, from French polyéthylène; see poly- + ethylene. Related: Polyethylenic (1860). polyethylene (pŏl’ē-ěth’ə-lēn’) Any of various artificial resins consisting of many ethyl groups (CH2CH2) joined […]
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 .