polymerization [p uh-lim-er- uh- zey-sh uh n, pol- uh-mer-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry the act or process of forming a polymer or polymeric compound. the combination of many like or unlike molecules to form a more complex product of higher molecular weight, with elimination of water, alcohol, or the like (condensation polymerization), or without such elimination (addition polymerization). the conversion of one compound into another by such a process.
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Possibly the different forms of matter may be due to a single cause--
On a hunch I dropped in an aluminum alkyl, and then pushed the
polymerization along with both ultraviolet and heat.
Oxidation, dehydration and
polymerization have all been suggested, but there is little direct evidence.
Similar considerations as to the formation and breaking up of the molecules in anabolism and catabolism apply to
polymerization. British Dictionary definitions for polymerization polymerization polymerisation noun the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed
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polymerization in Medicine polymerization [pə-lĭm′ər-ĭ-zā ′shən, pŏl ′ə-mər-] n. The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer. A chemical process that effects this bonding.
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