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dendrimer

[den-druh-mer]
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noun
  1. cascade molecule.
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dendrimer

[dĕndrə-mər]
  1. A large, synthetically produced polymer in which the atoms are arranged in many branches and subbranches radiating out from a central core. Dendrimers are being investigated for possible uses in nanotechnology, gene therapy, and other fields.
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