Meaning of polyethylene

pol•y•eth•yl•ene

Pronunciation: (pol"ē-eth'u-lēn"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a plastic polymer of ethylene used chiefly for containers, electrical insulation, and packaging. Also called,
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