polymethyl methacrylate

noun poly·meth·yl methacrylate \ ˈpä-lē-ˌme-thəl- \

Definition of polymethyl methacrylate

: a thermoplastic resin of polymerized methyl methacrylate which is characterized by its optical clarity

First Known Use of polymethyl methacrylate

1936

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

polymethyl methacrylate

noun poly·meth·yl methacrylate \ ˈpäl-i-ˌmeth-əl- \

medical Definition of polymethyl methacrylate

: a thermoplastic resin of polymerized methyl methacrylate that is used especially in hard contact lenses and in prostheses to replace bone

Learn More about polymethyl methacrylate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up polymethyl methacrylate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

investment of mental or emotional energy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!