Definition of polyether in English:

polyether

noun

  • Any of a variety of polymers in which the repeating unit contains an ether linkage, C—O—C, many of which are used commercially, especially as plastic foams and epoxy resins. Frequently attributive, especially in "polyether foam".

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From poly- + ether.

Pronunciation

polyether

/ˌpɒlɪˈiːθə/