isoprene definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a colorless, volatile liquid, CH:C(CH)CH:CH, prepared by the dry distillation of raw rubber or synthetically: when heated with sodium or other substances it polymerizes to form a substance closely resembling natural rubber
Origin: coined (1860) by C. G. Williams (1829-1910), British chemist ; from iso- plush pr(opyl) plush -ene
isoprene definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A colorless volatile liquid, C5H8, used chiefly to make synthetic rubber.
Origin: iso- + pr(opyl)ene.
- iˌso·preˈnoidˌ adjective
isoprene - Medical Definition
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A colorless volatile hydrocarbon that is the naturally occurring basis of isoprenoids and that is used in the production of synthetic rubber.
isoprene - Science Definition
A colorless, volatile liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar and occurring naturally in many plants. It is used chiefly to make synthetic rubber. The isoprene in plants occurs in the chloroplasts and is used to build terpenes and other biologically important chemicals. Chemical formula: C5H8.