adjective Chemistry.

of or relating to a polymer.
(of compounds) having the same elements combined in the same proportion but different molecular weights.

Origin of polymeric

First recorded in 1840–50; polymer + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for polymeric



of, concerned with, or being a polymera polymeric compound

Word Origin for polymeric

C19: from Greek polumerēs having many parts
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Word Origin and History for polymeric

1829, from polymer + -ic.

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Medicine definitions for polymeric




Having the properties of a polymer.
Of or relating to polymeria.
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