par·​y·​lene | \ ˈparəˌlēn \
plural -s

Definition of parylene

: any of several thermoplastic crystalline materials that are polymers of para-xylene and are used especially as electrical insulation coating

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First Known Use of parylene

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parylene

contraction of para-xylene

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“Parylene.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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