polyvinyl etymology

English word polyvinyl comes from English vinyl, English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polyvinyl

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
vinyl English (eng) (chemistry, uncountable) The univalent radical CH2=CH−, derived from ethylene. (collectively, uncountable) Phonograph records as a medium. (countable) Any of various compounds and substances containing the vinyl radical, especially various tough, flexible, shiny plastics (chemistry) containing the vinyl radical. Made of polyvinyl chloride.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polyvinyl English (eng) (chemistry) designating any polymer derived from a vinyl compound (chemistry) Any polymer derived from a vinyl compound.

Words with the same origin as polyvinyl

Descendants of vinyl
Saran Wrap Vinalon Vinylite Vinylon Vinyon polyvidone saran-wrap white label
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 styrofoam