polychlorinated etymology

English word polychlorinated comes from English chlorinated, English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polychlorinated

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chlorinated English (eng) (chemistry) Of water, that has had chlorine added to it to purify it.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polychlorinated English (eng) (chemistry) Having many hydrogen atoms replaced by chlorine.

Words with the same origin as polychlorinated

Descendants of poly-
polyamorous polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polyglandular polygraph polyketide polymer polyneuritis polyphonic polyphony polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam