polyoxymethylene

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poly- +‎ oxy- +‎ methylene

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polyoxymethylene (countable and uncountable, plural polyoxymethylenes)

  1. (chemistry) A polymer of formaldehyde having a repeat unit of -CH2-O- ; it is used in engineering to make small gears etc

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