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polymeric

[ pol-uh-mer-ik ]
/ ˌpɒl əˈmɛr ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.
of or relating to a polymer.
(of compounds) having the same elements combined in the same proportion but different molecular weights.
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Origin of polymeric

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

polymeric
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈmɛrɪk) /

adjective
of, concerned with, or being a polymera polymeric compound

Word Origin for polymeric

C19: from Greek polumerēs having many parts
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