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Any of a group of thermoplastics that are linear polyesters of carbonic acid, especially those derived from bisphenol A and phosgene, characterized by high-impact strength, light weight, and flexibility, and used as shatter-resistant substitutes for glass.


(ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːbəˌneɪt; -nɪt)
(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of strong transparent thermoplastic resins used in moulding materials, laminates, etc


(ˌpɒl iˈkɑr bəˌneɪt, -nɪt)

a synthetic thermoplastic resin, a linear polymer of carbonic acid, used for molded products, films, and nonbreakable windows.
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The placement of animals in macrolon cells (type T / 4B, dimensions 580x375x200 mm) in 10 individuals eliminated crowding and stressogenicity.
Three animals were kept per cage (Macrolon type III, Techniplast GmbH, Germany) under standard conditions (24 [+ or -] 1[degrees]C, humidity 50 [+ or -] 5%, 12hrs light/dark cycle).
Animals were housed in groups of 8 in Macrolon III cages padded with wood shavings, under standard conditions of temperature (20 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C) and 12/12 h light/dark cycle; and fed with commercial pellets (ssniff R/M-H, ssniff Spezialdiaten GmbH, Soest, Germany) and tap water ad libitum.
Male Wistar rats (Hannover GALAS, Taconic Farms, Denmark, Europe), with a mean body weight of 279.2 g (range 228-382 g) were housed singly in Macrolon III cages and fed ad libitum on a standard diet (B&K Universal, Nittedal, Norway) consisting of cereal products (88.5%), soy protein (6%), animal protein (2.5%), soy oil (0.5%), and vitamin, mineral, and amino-acid supplementation (2.5%).