Meaning of POLYETHYLENE in English

POLYETHYLENE

/pol'ee eth"euh leen'/ , n. Chem.

a plastic polymer of ethylene used chiefly for containers, electrical insulation, and packaging. Also called, Brit., polythene .

[ 1935-40; POLY- + ETHYLENE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .