polyfoam etymology

English word polyfoam comes from English foam, English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polyfoam

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
foam English (eng) (by extension) Sea foam; (figuratively) the sea.. A substance composed of a large collection of bubbles or their solidified remains.. A substance formed by trapping pockets of gas in a liquid or solid. (intransitive) To form or emit foam.. (intransitive) To spew saliva as foam, to foam at the mouth.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polyfoam English (eng) Any of various materials, made from synthetic polymers, that have a cellular structure and are used in upholstery or insulation.

Words with the same origin as polyfoam

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