polystyrene etymology

English word polystyrene comes from English styrene, English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polystyrene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
styrene English (eng) (chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon, vinyl-benzene; a colourless, oily liquid, used in the manufacture of polymers such as polystyrene.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polystyrene English (eng) (organic chemistry) A vinylic polymer of styrene, CH2CHphenyl.. (organic chemistry) An alkane chain of benzene molecules, RCH2CHphenylR.

Words with the same origin as polystyrene

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