poly·​ether | \ ¦pälē+ \

Definition of polyether

: any of a group of polymers in which the repeating unit contains a carbon-oxygen bond derived especially from an aldehyde or an epoxide and which are used especially in the manufacture of plastic foams

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First Known Use of polyether

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyether

poly- + ether

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“Polyether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyether. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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