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vinyl

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noun vi·nyl \ˈvīn-əl\

Medical Definition of vinyl

  1. 1:  a monovalent radical CH2=CH derived from ethylene by removal of one hydrogen atom

  2. 2:  a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (as a resin or a textile fiber) made from one

vinylic \vī-ˈnil-ik\play adjective




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