Definition of polyvinyl
: of, relating to, or being a polymerized vinyl compound, resin, or plastic —often used in combination
Recent Examples of polyvinyl from the Web
The report also found that 19 percent of cans used linings that contain PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, a form of plastic that has been linked to kidney and liver problems after long-term exposure.
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Origin and Etymology of polyvinyl
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1927See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of polyvinyl
: of, relating to, or being a polymerized vinyl compound, resin, or plastic
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