Meaning of POLYMER in English

/ ˈpɒlɪmə(r); NAmE ˈpɑːl-/ noun

( chemistry ) a natural or artificial substance consisting of large molecules (= groups of atoms) that are made from combinations of small simple molecules



mid 19th cent.: from German , from Greek polumeros having many parts, from polu- many + meros a share.

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