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What is "Polymer" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 16-Feb-2023 (1 year, 12 days ago)
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Polymer
A high molecular weight structure, which makes up the substance from which manufactured fibers are produced. The fiber is created by linking together the chain-like molecular units called monomers.

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