poly·​iso·​prene | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈī-sə-ˌprēn How to pronounce polyisoprene (audio) \

Definition of polyisoprene

: a polymer of isoprene occurring naturally in rubber and gutta-percha and also produced synthetically

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Recent Examples on the Web Polyurethane and polyisoprene [latex alternatives] also transmit body heat really well. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "How to Buy Condoms That Don't Feel Like Condoms," 1 Nov. 2017

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Polyisoprene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyisoprene. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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