polyisoprene

[ pol-ee-ahy-suh-preen ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈaɪ səˌprin /

noun Chemistry.

a thermoplastic polymer, (C5H8)n, the major constituent of natural rubber and also obtained synthetically.

Nearby words

  1. polyhydric,
  2. polyhydroxy,
  3. polyhymnia,
  4. polyimide,
  5. polyisobutylene,
  6. polyleptic,
  7. polylingual,
  8. polymastia,
  9. polymath,
  10. polymathy

Origin of polyisoprene

First recorded in 1930–35; poly- + isoprene

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British Dictionary definitions for polyisoprene

polyisoprene

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈaɪsəˌpriːn) /

noun

any of various polymeric forms of isoprene, occurring in rubbers
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