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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How to use polymerization in a sentence
Hyman and his colleagues have proposed that phase separation could be a general way for cells to initiate the polymerization of microtubules and the formation of the mitotic spindle.A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life | Viviane Callier | January 7, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
On a hunch I dropped in an aluminum alkyl, and then pushed the polymerization along with both ultraviolet and heat.The Professional Approach | Charles Leonard Harness
Oxidation, dehydration and polymerization have all been suggested, but there is little direct evidence.Animal Proteins | Hugh Garner Bennett
Similar considerations as to the formation and breaking up of the molecules in anabolism and catabolism apply to polymerization.The Mechanism of Life | Stphane Leduc
Possibly the different forms of matter may be due to a single cause--polymerization.
The glucose formed, it is admissible that a new polymerization with elimination of water produces starch.Scientific American Supplement No. 822 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for polymerization
the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed
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