polyolefin

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polyolefin

(ˌpɒlɪˈəʊlɪˌfiːn)
n
(Chemistry) chem a type of polymer or polyene

pol•y•o•le•fin

(ˌpɒl iˈoʊ lə fɪn)

n.
any of a group of stiff, light, and hard thermoplastic polymers, used for injection molding, mostly in the automotive and appliance industries.
[1930–35]
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