An example of a synthetic polymer is plastic.
An example of a natural polymer is rubber.
Other Word Forms
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 πολύς (poly, “many") + μέρος (meros, “part"). Coined in 1833 by Jöns Jacob Berzelius, although his definition was quite different from ours.