poly·​iso·​prene ˌpä-lē-ˈī-sə-ˌprēn How to pronounce polyisoprene (audio)
: a polymer of isoprene occurring naturally in rubber and gutta-percha and also produced synthetically

Examples of polyisoprene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Condoms can be made of latex, polyurethane (plastic), natural membrane (lambskin), or polyisoprene (non-latex natural rubber). Dawn Stacey, Phd, Lmhc, Verywell Health, 19 Mar. 2023 There are other options for people with latex allergies, including polyisoprene, polyurethane, and internal condoms, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Zahra Barnes, SELF, 29 Dec. 2020 Polyurethane and polyisoprene [latex alternatives] also transmit body heat really well. Liza Corsillo, GQ, 1 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polyisoprene was in 1935

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“Polyisoprene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyisoprene. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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