elastomer etymology

English word elastomer comes from English elastic, English -mer

Detailed word origin of elastomer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
elastic English (eng) (countable) An elastic band.. (uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs. (economics) Sensitive to changes in price.. Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.. Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an [...]
-mer English (eng) (chemistry) Used to form words relating to chemical structure, denoting parts of a molecule, for example, monomer (one part), dimer (two parts), polymer (many parts).
elastomer English (eng) Any polymer having the elastic properties of rubber.

Words with the same origin as elastomer

Descendants of elastic
Elastoplast elastin elastoplasted elastosis
Descendants of -mer
anomeric atropisomerism concatemer decameric enantiomeric epimer hexameric homomer ionomeric isomer isomerase isomerize isomeromorphism kmer metamer octamer octameric oligopolymer peplomer polymer structural isomer tautomerism tetramer tetrameric