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


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

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“Cuprene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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