Meaning of POLYMER in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈpä-lə-mər ]


Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from polymeric, from Greek polymerēs having many parts, from poly- + meros part — more at merit

Date: 1866

: a chemical compound or mixture of compounds formed by polymerization and consisting essentially of repeating structural units

• poly·mer·ic ˌpä-lə-ˈmer-ik adjective

• poly·mer·ism pə-ˈli-mə-ˌri-zəm, ˈpä-lə-mə- noun

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