[ pol-ee-vahyn-l ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈvaɪn l /

adjective Chemistry.

pertaining to or derived from a vinyl polymer.


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Origin of polyvinyl

First recorded in 1930–35; poly- + vinyl
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British Dictionary definitions for polyvinyl

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈvaɪnɪl, -ˈvaɪnəl) /


(modifier) designating a plastic or resin formed by polymerization of a vinyl derivative
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Medical definitions for polyvinyl

[ pŏl′ē-vīnəl ]


Of, relating to, or characterizing a polymerized thermoplastic vinyl, such as polyvinyl chloride.
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