polypropylene etymology

English word polypropylene comes from English propylene, English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polypropylene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
propylene English (eng) (organic compound) The organic chemical compound propene. An alkene which is a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C3H6.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polypropylene English (eng) A thermoplastic resin made by the polymerization of propylene, and used for films, fibres, or moulding materials. Also known as polypropene.

Words with the same origin as polypropylene

Descendants of propylene
Descendants of poly-
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