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poromeric

[ pawr-uh-mer-ik, pohr- ]
/ ˌpɔr əˈmɛr ɪk, ˌpoʊr- /
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noun
any of various microporous synthetic materials used as leather substitutes.
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Origin of poromeric

First recorded in 1960–65; por(ous) + (poly)meric; see origin at pore2, -mer
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British Dictionary definitions for poromeric

poromeric
/ (ˌpɔːrəˈmɛrɪk) /

adjective
(of a plastic) permeable to water vapour
noun
a substance having this characteristic, esp one based on polyurethane and used in place of leather in making shoe uppers

Word Origin for poromeric

C20: from poro (sity) + (poly) mer + -ic
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