An example of a synthetic polymer is plastic.
An example of a natural polymer is rubber.
Origin of polymer
- Greek polumerēs consisting of many parts polu- poly- meros part (s)mer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚ (poly, “many") + Î¼ÎÏÎ¿Ï‚ (meros, “part"). Coined in 1833 by JÃ¶ns Jacob Berzelius, although his definition was quite different from ours.