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elastomer

[ih-las-tuh-mer] /ɪˈlæs tə mər/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an elastic substance occurring naturally, as natural rubber, or produced synthetically, as butyl rubber or neoprene.
Origin of elastomer
1935-1940
1935-40; elast(ic) + -o- + Greek méros a part
Related forms
elastomeric
[ih-las-tuh-mer-ik] /ɪˌlæs təˈmɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for elastomeric

elastomer

/ɪˈlæstəmə/
noun
1.
any material, such as natural or synthetic rubber, that is able to resume its original shape when a deforming force is removed
Derived Forms
elastomeric (ɪˌlæstəˈmɛrɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from elastic + -mer
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