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A colorless oily liquid, C8H8, having a penetrating odor; the monomer for polystyrene.
[Latin styrax, storax; see storax + -ene.]
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(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]
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sty•rene(ˈstaɪ rin, ˈstɪər in)
a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C8H8, that copolymerizes with other materials to form synthetic rubbers.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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