[ dahy-mer ]
/ ˈdaɪ mər /
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a molecule composed of two identical, simpler molecules.
a polymer derived from two identical monomers.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dimerdi·mer·ic [dahy-mer-ik], /daɪˈmɛr ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dimer
/ (ˈdaɪmə) /
- a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
- a compound consisting of dimers
Word Origin for dimer
C20: from di- 1 + -mer
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Medical definitions for dimer
[ dī′mər ]
A molecule consisting of two identical simpler molecules.
A chemical compound consisting of such molecules.
Other words from dimerdi•mer′ic (dī-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for dimer
[ dī′mər ]
Any of various chemical compounds made of two smaller identical or similar molecules (called monomers) that are linked together. Dimers are linked by hydrogen bonds, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Sucrose is a dimer composed of the monomers glucose and fructose.
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