- pertaining to or derived from a vinyl polymer.
Origin of polyvinyl
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Paraffin and polyvinyl resin are often used for scion covering and to protect newly set buds.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting
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- (modifier) designating a plastic or resin formed by polymerization of a vinyl derivative
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Word Origin and History for polyvinyl
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- Of, relating to, or characterizing a polymerized thermoplastic vinyl, such as polyvinyl chloride.
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