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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
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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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