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noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, water-soluble, thermoplastic resin, derived by the hydrolysis of polyvinyl acetate: used chiefly as an adhesive and as a sizing agent in the manufacture of textiles, paper, and plastics.


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  • Polyvinyl-acetal

    noun, Chemistry. 1. any of the class of thermoplastic resins derived by the condensation of an aldehyde with polyvinyl alcohol. 2. the slightly yellow, water-insoluble resin produced from partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl acetate and formaldehyde: used chiefly in the manufacture of lacquers, photographic film, and adhesives.

  • 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 […]

  • Ponderosity

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