dendrimer

[ den-druh-mer ]
/ ˈdɛn drə mər /

noun

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Scientific definitions for dendrimer

dendrimer
[ dĕndrə-mər ]

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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