Meaning of polyurethane


Pronunciation: (pol"ē-yoor'u-thān", -yoo-reth'ān), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a thermoplastic polymer containing the group NHCOO: used for padding and insulation in furniture, clothing, and packaging, and in the manufacture of resins for adhesives, elastomers, and fillers.
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