Copolymer definition

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(chem.) A compound produced by copolymerization.
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A polymer of two or more different monomers. The synthetic rubber used to make tire treads and shoe soles, for example, is a copolymer made of the monomers butadiene and styrene.
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(chemistry) A polymer derived from more than one species of monomer.
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A polymer of two or more different monomers.
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Noun

Singular:
copolymer
Plural:
copolymers

Origin of copolymer