addition polymer


Definition of addition polymer

: a polymer formed without formation of a by-product Many thermoplastic materials are addition polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene.— Steve Black and Michelle Wise, Nuclear Engineering International, 13 Oct. 2009

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Addition polymer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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