poly·​bu·​ta·​di·​ene ˌpä-lē-ˌbyü-tə-ˈdī-ˌēn How to pronounce polybutadiene (audio)
: a synthetic rubber that has a high resistance to wear and is used especially in the manufacture of tires

Word History


poly- + butadiene

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polybutadiene was in 1935

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“Polybutadiene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polybutadiene. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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