polyacrylic acid

noun
poly·​acrylic acid | \ "+...- \

Definition of polyacrylic acid

: a polymer of acrylic acid : a polycarboxylic acid (−CH2CH(COOH)−)x formed by polymerization of an acrylic ester of acrylonitrile followed by hydrolysis

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First Known Use of polyacrylic acid

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyacrylic acid

poly- + acrylic

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“Polyacrylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyacrylic%20acid. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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