cuprene

noun

cu·​prene
ˈk(y)üˌprēn
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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 15 Jun. 2024.

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