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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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