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monomer

[mon-uh-mer]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a molecule of low molecular weight capable of reacting with identical or different molecules of low molecular weight to form a polymer.

Origin of monomer

First recorded in 1910–15; mono- + -mer
Related formsmon·o·mer·ic [mon-uh-mer-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈmɛr ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monomeric

monomer

noun
  1. chem a compound whose molecules can join together to form a polymer
Derived Formsmonomeric (ˌmɒnəˈmɛrɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for monomeric

monomer

n.

1914, from mono- + Greek meros "part" (see merit (n.)). Related: Monomerous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

monomeric in Medicine

monomeric

(mŏn′ə-mĕrĭk)
adj.
  1. Consisting of a single part.
  2. Of, relating to, or consisting of monomers.
  3. Of or relating to a hereditary disease or characteristic controlled by genes at a single locus.

monomer

(mŏnə-mər)
n.
  1. The molecular unit that joins with similar units to form a polymer.
  2. The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.
  3. The subunit of a protein composed of several such units loosely associated with one another.
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monomeric in Science

monomer

[mŏnə-mər]
  1. A molecule that can combine with others of the same kind to form a polymer. Glucose molecules, for example, are monomers that can combine to form the polymer cellulose. Polymers can also be composed of different kinds of monomers.
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