parylene

noun

par·​y·​lene
ˈparəˌlēn
plural -s
: any of several thermoplastic crystalline materials that are polymers of para-xylene and are used especially as electrical insulation coating

Word History

Etymology

contraction of para-xylene

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parylene was in 1965

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“Parylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parylene. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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