neoprene etymology

English word neoprene comes from English polychloroprene ((organic chemistry) A polymer of chloroprene.)

Detailed word origin of neoprene

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polychloroprene English (eng) (organic chemistry) A polymer of chloroprene.
neoprene English (eng) A synthetic rubber, a polymer of chloroprene, commonly used in wetsuits, laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces, electrical insulation, liquid and sheet-applied elastomeric membranes and flashings, car fan belts, etc.