a molecule composed of two identical, simpler molecules.
a polymer derived from two identical monomers.
- di·mer·ic [dahy-mer-ik], /daɪˈmɛr ɪk/, adjective
- Compare oligomer.
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British Dictionary definitions for dimer
a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
a compound consisting of dimers
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Scientific definitions for dimer
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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