Origin of polymer
OTHER WORDS FROM polymersu·per·pol·y·mer, noun
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How to use polymer in a sentence
Antifreeze proteins are natural polymers—enormous long molecules consisting of smaller repeating molecules, like links in a chain.Fish blood could hold the answer to safer de-icing solutions during snowstorms|By Monika Bleszynski/The Conversation|February 1, 2021|Popular-Science
Chemists are looking at whether you can design a polymer that falls apart on command.Chemists are reimagining recycling to keep plastics out of landfills|Maria Temming|January 27, 2021|Science News
Similarly, carbon-based titanium polymers can be used in combination with synthetic polymers to create ultrathin artificial muscles.Why ‘soft robots’ have NASA, doctors, and tech whizzes so excited|jakemeth|January 1, 2021|Fortune
Korley’s research has progressed from simply designing nature-inspired polymers to creating those polymers more sustainably.
They form interconnected puddles of the water-loving polymer and water-hating polymer.Flexible devices may help clothes solar power your screens|Shi En Kim|December 16, 2020|Science News For Students
Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials.Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017|Samantha Allen|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the Undetectable Firearms Act passed in 1988, gun manufacturers had begun using lightweight polymer in handguns.The Deadly Plastic Gun Loophole the House Extension Leaves in Place|Eleanor Clift|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 1989, Surfrider incurred a backlash when they proposed dropping giant polymer sandbags near Ventura to create a new surf break.Surfing Is Less Mystical and More High Tech Says a New Book|Josh Dzieza|August 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This could be Canada's biggest monetary scandal since the discovery that the new polymer $100 bill smells of maple syrup.
But the stuff Vaneski used to patch my suit is a polymer that leaks hydrogen very easily.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for polymer
Derived forms of polymerpolymerism (pəˈlɪməˌrɪzəm, ˈpɒlɪmə-), noun
Scientific definitions for polymer
Cultural definitions for polymer
In chemistry, a long molecule made up of a chain of smaller, simpler molecules.