polyethylene


poly·eth·yl·ene

noun \ˌpäl-ē-ˈeth-ə-ˌlēn\

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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