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polyethylene

noun poly·eth·yl·ene \-ˈe-thə-ˌlēn\

: a light and strong plastic that is used mainly in sheets for packaging

Full Definition of POLYETHYLENE

:  a polymer of ethylene; especially :  any of various partially crystalline lightweight thermoplastics (CH2CH2)x that are resistant to chemicals and moisture, have good insulating properties, and are used especially in packaging and insulation

First Known Use of POLYETHYLENE

1862
Medical Dictionary

polyethylene

noun poly·eth·yl·ene \ˌpäl-ē-ˈeth-ə-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of POLYETHYLENE

:  a polymer of ethylene; especially :  any of various lightweight thermoplastics (CH2CH2)x that are resistant to chemicals and moisture and are used especially in packaging, insulation, surgical implants, prostheses, and tubing

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