elastomer

[ ih-las-tuh-mer ]
/ ɪˈlæs tə mər /

noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. elasticized,
  2. elastin,
  3. elastofibroma,
  4. elastoid degeneration,
  5. elastoma,
  6. elastoplast,
  7. elastorrhexis,
  8. elastosis,
  9. elastosis colloidalis conglomerata,
  10. elastosis perforans serpiginosa

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 elastomeric

elastomer

/ (ɪˈlæstəmə) /

noun

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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