Definition of polyethylene oxide in English:

polyethylene oxide

noun

  • Any polymer in which the repeating unit is the group —OCH₂CH₂—; especially any of a class of thermoplastics of high molecular weight made from ethylene oxide or ethylene glycol (usually by copolymerization of both) and used especially as water-soluble films.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts.