Polyglycolic acid

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polyglycolic acid

(Science: chemical) Poly(oxy(1-oxo-1,2-ethanediyl)). A biocompatible polymer used as a surgical suture material.

Chemical name: Poly(oxy(1-oxo-1,2-ethanediyl)) poly(glycolic acid)

A polymer of glycolic acid, used in absorbable surgical sutures.

Origin: see poly-