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polymethyl methacrylate Syllabification: pol·y·meth·yl meth·ac·ry·late
Pronunciation: /ˌpäliˌmeTHəl meTHˈakrəlāt/

Definition of polymethyl methacrylate in English:


A glassy synthetic resin obtained by polymerizing methyl methacrylate, used to make perspex, plexiglas, and lucite.
Example sentences
  • The process uses a polymer formed through a chemical bonding of polystyrene and polymethyl methacrylate.
  • These materials include fused silica, calcium fluoride, high index glasses, polymethyl methacrylate and amorphous polyolefin polymers, sapphire, silicon, zinc selenide, germanium, and amorphous IR glass.
  • Today, the most commonly used bone cement is an acrylic polymer polymethyl methacrylate.
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