polyethylene terephthalatepolyethylene ter·eph·thal·ate
a thermoplastic polyester, (CHCHOCOCHCOO), formed from ethylene glycol, used as a plastic resin to make fabrics, beverage bottles, film, etc.: abbrev. PETE or PET
Origin of polyethylene terephthalatefrom terephthalate from terephthal(ic acid) + -ate
- a polyester used particularly in the manufacture of plastic bottles (PET) and fabrics (Terylene).