copolymer

[koh-pol-uh-mer]

Origin of copolymer

First recorded in 1935–40; co- + polymer
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British Dictionary definitions for copolymer

copolymer

noun
  1. a chemical compound of high molecular weight formed by uniting the molecules of two or more different compounds (monomers)Compare polymer, oligomer
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copolymer in Science

copolymer

[kō-pŏlə-mər]
  1. A polymer of two or more different monomers. The synthetic rubber used to make tire treads and shoe soles, for example, is a copolymer made of the monomers butadiene and styrene.
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