styrene: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (stī'rēn, stēr'ēn), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, CH, having a penetrating aromatic odor, usually prepared from ethylene and benzene or ethylbenzene, that polymerizes to a clear transparent material and copolymerizes with other materials to form synthetic rubbers. Also calledCf.
- styrene (Thesaurus)