polyvinyl

[pol-ee-vahyn-l]

Origin of polyvinyl

First recorded in 1930–35; poly- + vinyl
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polyvinyl

noun
  1. (modifier) designating a plastic or resin formed by polymerization of a vinyl derivative
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Word Origin and History for polyvinyl
n.

1930, polymer of vinyl chloride. In chemistry, vinyl was used from 1863 as the name of a univalent radical derived from ethylene, from Latin vinum "wine" (see wine (n.)), because ethyl alcohol is the ordinary alcohol present in wine.

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polyvinyl in Medicine

polyvinyl

[pŏl′ē-vīnəl]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characterizing a polymerized thermoplastic vinyl, such as polyvinyl chloride.
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