synthetic polymers

[ (pol-uh-muhrz) ]

Industrially produced chemical substances consisting of a number of molecules linked together with covalent bonds. Examples include plastics, synthetic fibers such as synthetic rubber.


Nearby words

  1. synthetic dye,
  2. synthetic fuel,
  3. synthetic geometry,
  4. synthetic philosophy,
  5. synthetic phonics,
  6. synthetic resin,
  7. synthetic rubber,
  8. synthetic speech,
  9. synthetics,
  10. synthetism

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