polyurethane etymology

English word polyurethane comes from English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English urethane

Detailed word origin of polyurethane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
urethane English (eng) (informal) Polyurethane.. (organic chemistry, countable) Any compound of having this general structure.. (organic compound, uncountable) A white crystalline organic compound, ethyl-carbamate, NH2COOC2H5, used in the synthesis of other organic compounds.
polyurethane English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any of various polymeric resins containing urethane links; used in very many industrial and domestic applications.

Words with the same origin as polyurethane

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 polyvinyl styrofoam
Descendants of urethane