co·​pol·​y·​mer | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈpä-lə-mər How to pronounce copolymer (audio) \

Definition of copolymer

: a product of copolymerization

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copolymeric \ ˌkō-​ˌpä-​lə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce copolymeric (audio) \ adjective

Examples of copolymer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first new ingredient is dimer dilinoleyl dimer dilinoleate, which appears to replace VP/hexadecene copolymer, both of which are skin-conditioning and binding ingredients, according to the Environmental Working Group's cosmetic database. Sable Yong, Allure, "How Glossier’s New Perfecting Skin Tint Formula Compares to the Original," 11 Sep. 2018 The fuel-tank flange was made with a widely used, industry-standard material called polyoxymethylene copolymer (POM). David Muller, Car and Driver, "Nearly Half a Million Fuel-Tank Flanges Recalled Due to Leaks—Potentially Many More to Come," 25 July 2017 In addition, Dow will sell its U.S. acid copolymers and ionomers business. Reuters, Fortune, "Dow Chemical and DuPont Have Won U.S. Antitrust Approval to Merge," 16 June 2017 PurSil – aka silicone-polyetherurethane, part of a new class of copolymers – combines the biocompatibility of silicone with the processability and strength of thermal plastic. David Pescovitz, WIRED, "Stuff Love," 1 Jan. 2001

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First Known Use of copolymer

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of copolymer was in 1936

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“Copolymer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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co·​pol·​y·​mer | \ (ˈ)kō-ˈpäl-ə-mər How to pronounce copolymer (audio) \

Medical Definition of copolymer

: a product of copolymerization

called also heteropolymer

Other Words from copolymer

copolymeric \ ˌkō-​ˌpäl-​ə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce copolymeric (audio) \ adjective

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