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isoprene

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noun iso·prene \ˈī-sə-ˌprēn\

Definition of isoprene

  1. :  a flammable liquid unsaturated hydrocarbon C5H8 used especially in synthetic rubber



Origin and Etymology of isoprene

probably from is- + propyl + -ene


First Known Use: 1860


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isoprene

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noun iso·prene \ˈī-sə-ˌprēn\

Medical Definition of isoprene

  1. :  a flammable liquid unsaturated hydrocarbon C5H8 used especially in synthetic rubber




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