Bioprene

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John van Wisse who added kilograms of bioprene for his 3-way swim attempt of the English Channel
noun - Bioprene is an abundant layer of hypodermis, also called subcutaneous tissue, that is mainly used for fat storage and a natural means to help tolerate cold water by marathon swimmers.

The channel swimmer purposefully added a layer of bioprene as part of his acclimatization process. The channel swimmer ate a box of donuts every morning in order to add to his layer of bioprene.

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Origin

bio + neoprene or polychloroprene, a synthetic rubber that is used for wetsuits. Coined by Steven Munatones.

Neoprene is the DuPont trade name for its brand of polychloroprene.

Synonym

Channel fat

Antonym

Neoprene

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