noun Chemistry.

an elastic substance occurring naturally, as natural rubber, or produced synthetically, as butyl rubber or neoprene.

Origin of elastomer

1935–40; elast(ic) + -o- + Greek méros a part
Related formse·las·to·mer·ic [ih-las-tuh-mer-ik] /ɪˌlæs təˈmɛr ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for elastomer



any material, such as natural or synthetic rubber, that is able to resume its original shape when a deforming force is removed
Derived Formselastomeric (ɪˌlæstəˈmɛrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for elastomer

C20: from elastic + -mer
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