Definition of Terylene in English:


Line breaks: Tery|lene
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛrɪliːn


[mass noun] British trademark
  • An artificial textile fibre made from a polyester, used to make light, crease-resistant clothing, bed linen, and sails.
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    • This is the type of reaction used to form polyesters such as terylene and nylon.
    • It's also known as polyester, Dacron and terylene.
    • Developments in long-chain polymer chemistry during the middle decades of the 20th cent. gave rise to many products: polythene, nylon, and terylene.


1940s: formed by inversion of (polyeth)ylene ter(ephthalate).

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