Dictionary.com

monomer

[ mon-uh-mer ]
/ ˈmɒn ə mər /
Save This Word!

noun Chemistry.

a molecule of low molecular weight capable of reacting with identical or different molecules of low molecular weight to form a polymer.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of monomer

First recorded in 1910–15; mono- + -mer

OTHER WORDS FROM monomer

mon·o·mer·ic [mon-uh-mer-ik], /ˌmɒn əˈmɛr ɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for monomer

British Dictionary definitions for monomer

monomer
/ (ˈmɒnəmə) /

noun

chem a compound whose molecules can join together to form a polymer

Derived forms of monomer

monomeric (ˌmɒnəˈmɛrɪk), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for monomer

monomer
[ mŏnə-mər ]

n.

The molecular unit that joins with similar units to form a polymer.
The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.
The subunit of a protein composed of several such units loosely associated with one another.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for monomer

monomer
[ mŏnə-mər ]

A molecule that can combine with others of the same kind to form a polymer. Glucose molecules, for example, are monomers that can combine to form the polymer cellulose. Polymers can also be composed of different kinds of monomers.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Book Your Online Tutor Now