[pol-ee-kon-den-sey-shuh n]

noun Chemistry.

formation of a polymer by chemical condensation with the elimination of a small molecule, such as water.

Nearby words

  1. polyclitus,
  2. polyclonal,
  3. polyclonal antibody,
  4. polyclone,
  5. polyclonia,
  6. polyconic,
  7. polyconic projection,
  8. polycoria,
  9. polycot,
  10. polycotton

Origin of polycondensation

First recorded in 1935–40; poly- + condensation

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