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pol'yvi'nyl al'cohol



Chem.
a colorless, water-soluble, thermoplastic resin, derived by the hydrolysis of polyvinyl acetate: used chiefly as an adhesive and as a sizing agent in the manufacture of textiles, paper, and plastics.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

polyvinyl acetatepolyvinyl butyral

 

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