polythene etymology

English word polythene comes from English ethylene, English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English -ene

Detailed word origin of polythene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ethylene English (eng) (organic chemistry) The divalent radical derived from ethane.. (organic compound) The common name for the organic chemical compound ethene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
-ene English (eng) (organic chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene.. (organic chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon having at least one double bond; an alkene.. A polymer derived from an alkene.
polyethylene English (eng) (organic compound) A polymer consisting of many ethylene monomers bonded together; used for kitchenware, containers etc.
polythene English (eng) (organic compound, chiefly, British) A light thermoplastic used in packaging etc.; polyethylene.

Words with the same origin as polythene

Descendants of ethylene
polyethylenic
Descendants of poly-
ama poly polyamorous polyamory polybutene polycarbonate polychloride polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polygamy polyglot polygonometry polygraph polyhydric polyphony polyrod polystyrene polysystemy polytechnic polyurethane polyvinyl polywater
Descendants of -ene
-enyl acetylene anthranilic benz- benzene cyclobutadiene ethylene indene melene mesitylene mesitylol naphthalene neoprene phenylene polyphenylenevinylene polypropylene propylene pyrene styrene styrofoam terpene toluene trimesic