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Definition of isoprene noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

isoprene

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈaɪsəpriːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪsəpriːn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a liquid hydrocarbon obtained from petroleum that is used to make artificial rubber. Isoprene is also found in natural rubber. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: apparently from iso- ‘equal’ + pr(opyl)ene.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: isoprene