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styrene

noun sty·rene \ˈstī-ˌrēn\

Definition of STYRENE

:  a fragrant liquid unsaturated hydrocarbon C8H8 used chiefly in making synthetic rubber, resins, and plastics and in improving drying oils; also :  any of various synthetic plastics made from styrene by polymerization or copolymerization

Origin of STYRENE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin styrax
First Known Use: 1885

styrene

noun sty·rene \ˈstī-ˌrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STYRENE

:  a fragrant liquid unsaturated hydrocarbon C8H8 used chiefly in making synthetic rubber, resins, and plastics and in improving drying oils; also :  any of various synthetic plastics made from styrene by polymerization or copolymerization

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