Definition of polyethylenic in English:

polyethylenic

adjective

Chemistry
  • 1Originally: designating polymeric compounds prepared from derivatives of ethylene. Now: of, relating to, or of the nature of polyethylene.

  • 2Relating to or designating a hydrocarbon chain in which there are several CHCH double bonds; (especially of fatty acids) containing such chains; polyenic.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From poly- + ethylenic, originally after French polyéthylénique.

Pronunciation

polyethylenic

/ˌpɒlɪɛθɪˈliːnɪk//ˌpɒlɪɛθɪˈlɛnɪk/