polymethyl methacrylate

noun
poly·​meth·​yl methacrylate | \ ˈpä-lē-ˌme-thəl- How to pronounce polymethyl methacrylate (audio) \

Definition of polymethyl methacrylate

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Among options under consideration by the company are the sale of a polymethyl methacrylate division worth more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) that makes glass-like polymers, the people said. Scott Deveau, Bloomberg.com, "Arkema Reviews Portfolio as Elliott Builds Stake," 10 May 2020 So avoid products with these P's: polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, and polymethyl methacrylate. Cotton Codinha, Allure, "What "Green" Means to Women in the Natural Beauty Industry," 8 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of polymethyl methacrylate

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Polymethyl methacrylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polymethyl%20methacrylate. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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polymethyl methacrylate

noun
poly·​meth·​yl methacrylate | \ ˈpäl-i-ˌmeth-əl- How to pronounce polymethyl methacrylate (audio) \

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

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