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A colorless oily liquid, C8H8, having a penetrating odor; the monomer for polystyrene.

[Latin styrax, storax; see storax + -ene.]


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless oily volatile flammable water-insoluble liquid made from ethylene and benzene. It is an unsaturated compound and readily polymerizes: used in making synthetic plastics and rubbers. Formula: C6H5CH:CH2. See also polystyrene
[C20: from styr(ax) + -ene]


(ˈstaɪ rin, ˈstɪər in)

a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C8H8, that copolymerizes with other materials to form synthetic rubbers.
[1880–85; < New Latin styr(ax) (see storax) + -ene]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.styrene - a colorless oily liquid; the monomer for polystyrene
polystyrene - a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic; "expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation"
polyvinyl resin, vinyl polymer, vinyl resin - a thermoplastic derived by polymerization from compounds containing the vinyl group
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