polyformaldehyde etymology

English word polyformaldehyde comes from English formaldehyde, English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polyformaldehyde

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
formaldehyde English (eng) (organic compound) The simplest aldehyde, H-CHO, a colourless gas that has many industrial applications; it dissolves in water to give formol (10%) and formalin.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polyformaldehyde English (eng) (chemistry) polyoxymethylene.

Words with the same origin as polyformaldehyde

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