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polymerism

[ puh-lim-uh-riz-uhm, pol-uh-muh- ]

noun

  1. Chemistry. a polymeric state.
  2. Biology, Botany. a polymerous state.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of polymerism1

First recorded in 1825–35; polymer + -ism

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Example Sentences

Polymerism required no particular explanation, since this was given by the difference in molecular magnitude.

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polymericpolymerization