elastomer

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elastomer

[i·las′tōmər]
Etymology: Gk, elaunein, to drive + meros, part
a synthetic rubber; any of various soft, elastic, rubberlike polymers used in dentistry as an impression material and for maxillofacial extraoral prostheses. elastomeric, adj.

elastomer

Surgery A type of silicone used in the outer shell of a breast implant. See Silicone elastomer.

e·las·to·mer

(ĕ-lastŏ-mĕr)
Elastoplastic ring or latex ring used to hold an arch wire in a bracket ring.

elastomer (ēlas´tōmur),

n a soft, rubberlike material; synthetic rubber. A rubber base impression material (e.g., silicone, mercaptan).