excimer

[ ek-suh-mer ]
/ ˈɛk sə mər /

noun Chemistry.

a molecular complex of two, usually identical, molecules that is stable only when one of them is in an excited state.

Nearby words

  1. exchangee,
  2. exchanger,
  3. exchequer,
  4. exchequer, court of,
  5. excide,
  6. excipient,
  7. exciple,
  8. excipulum,
  9. excircle,
  10. excisable

Origin of excimer

First recorded in 1960–65; exci(ted) + (di)mer

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British Dictionary definitions for excimer

excimer

/ (ˈɛkˌsaɪmə) /

noun

physics an excited dimer formed by the association of excited and unexcited molecules, which would remain dissociated in the ground state
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