a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C 8 H 8 , 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.
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
styrene sty·rene (stī’rēn’)
A colorless oily liquid from which polystyrenes, plastics, and synthetic rubber are produced. Also called vinylbenzene.
A colorless, oily aromatic hydrocarbon that readily undergoes polymerization. It is used in making polystyrene, polyesters, synthetic rubber, and other products. Chemical formula: C8H8.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a transparent thermoplastic resin formed by polymerizing styrene.
noun 1. a province in SE Austria: formerly a duchy. 6327 sq. mi. (16,385 sq. km). Capital: Graz. noun 1. a mountainous state of SE Austria: rich mineral resources. Capital: Graz. Pop: 1 190 574 (2003 est). Area: 16 384 sq km (6326 sq miles) German name Steiermark
Trademark. 1. a brand of expanded plastic made from polystyrene. noun 1. trademark (sometimes not capital) a light, expanded polystyrene plastic
noun, British Mining. 1. chokedamp.