polyester etymology

English word polyester comes from English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English ester

Detailed word origin of polyester

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
ester English (eng) (organic compound) A compound most often formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water, which contains the functional group carbon-oxygen double bond joined via carbon to another oxygen atom.
polyester English (eng) A material or fabric made from polyester polymer. Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds Of, or consisting of polyesters.

Words with the same origin as polyester

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