Polyvinyl can refer to:
* Vinyl polymer
* Polyvinyl chloride
* Polyvinyl acetate
* Polyvinyl alcohol
* Polyvinyl Record Co., an independent record label

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  • polyvinyl — (n.) 1933, POLYMER (Cf. polymer) of vinyl chloride. In chemistry, vinyl was used from 1863 as the name of a univalent radical derived from ethylene, from L. vinum wine (see WINE (Cf. wine)), because ethyl alcohol is the ordinary alcohol present… …   Etymology dictionary

  • polyvinyl — [päl΄i vī′nəl] adj. [ POLY (sense 4) + VINYL] designating or of any of a group of polymerized vinyl compounds …   English World dictionary

  • polyvinyl — Referring to a compound containing a number of vinyl groups in polymerized form. * * * poly·vi·nyl vīn əl adj of, relating to, or being a polymerized vinyl compound, resin, or plastic * * * poly·vi·nyl (pol″e viґnəl) a polymerization… …   Medical dictionary

  • polyvinyl — [ˌpɒlɪ vʌɪn(ə)l] adjective of or denoting synthetic resins which are polymers of vinyl compounds: polyvinyl chloride …   English new terms dictionary

  • polyvinyl — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1927 of, relating to, or being a polymerized vinyl compound, resin, or plastic often used in combination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polyvinyl — /pol ee vuyn l/, adj. Chem. pertaining to or derived from a vinyl polymer. [1930 35; POLY + VINYL] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyvinyl — adjective designating any polymer derived from a vinyl compound …   Wiktionary

  • Polyvinyl... — Po|ly|vi|nyl… 〈[ vi ] in Zus.; Chemie〉 einen durch Polymerisation, Polyaddition od. Polykondensation meist aus Acetylen gewonnenen, vom Äthylen abgeleiteten Kunststoff betreffend …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • polyvinyl — pÉ‘lɪvaɪnɪl / pÉ’l n. synthetic resin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polyvinyl — poly·vinyl …   English syllables

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