elas·​to·​mer | \ i-ˈla-stə-mər How to pronounce elastomer (audio) \

Definition of elastomer

: any of various elastic substances resembling rubber polyvinyl elastomers

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elastomeric \ i-​ˌla-​stə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce elastomeric (audio) \ adjective

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As to the matter of comfort and fit, Fender has a unique advantage over everyone else in its thermo-plastic elastomer tips. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Fender Ten 5 review: all about that treble," 9 July 2019 And now that guarantee expands to elastomer springs and magnets. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Leatherman Rethinks the Multitool. This Time With Magnets.," 17 Apr. 2019 The egg and sperm mixture is placed inside an inner chamber made of sterile and gas-permeable materials: medical-grade polystyrene and synthetic rubber latex/thermoplastic elastomer and a silicone o-ring, according to INVOcell’s website. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "These Two Women Both ‘Carried’ Their Baby Using Reciprocal Effortless IVF," 16 Nov. 2018 Cured and lifted out of the molds, the thin elastomer layers were studded with rows of offset slits. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ancient Paper Cutting Techniques and 3D Printing Help Make a Bandage That Can Actually Stay on Your Knee," 28 Mar. 2018 According to the company's website, Kuraray America, Inc. produces dental, fiber, resin and elastomer products. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Fire, explosion at Pasadena chemical plant," 19 May 2018 Researchers made thin kirigami films by placing liquid elastomer, rubber solution, into 3-D-printed molds. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ancient Paper Cutting Techniques and 3D Printing Help Make a Bandage That Can Actually Stay on Your Knee," 28 Mar. 2018 And its flexible tail flicking back and forth is not made of muscle and scales, but elastomer. Matt Simon, WIRED, "MIT Unleashes a Hypnotic Robot Fish to Help Save the Oceans," 21 Mar. 2018 Collectively, the three companies sell coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, plastics, construction, food, personal care, cosmetics, graphic arts, oil and gas, rubber, textiles, and other products. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Towson-based chemical distributor acquires competitors in Massachusetts, Texas," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of elastomer

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elastomer

elastic + -o- + -mer

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