cuprene

noun
cu·​prene | \ ˈk(y)üˌprēn \
plural -s

Definition of cuprene

: a light yellow to dark brown inert insoluble solid obtained by polymerization of acetylene (as by heating in the presence of copper or copper oxides)

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History and Etymology for cuprene

International Scientific Vocabulary cupr- + -ene; probably originally formed as French cuprène

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“Cuprene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuprene. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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