tetramer

[ te-truh-mer ]
/ ˈtɛ trə mər /

noun

a molecule composed of four identical, simpler molecules.
a polymer derived from four identical monomers.

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Origin of tetramer

First recorded in 1905–10; tetra- + -mer
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Medical definitions for tetramer

tetramer
[ tĕtrə-mər ]

n.

A polymer consisting of four identical monomers.

Other words from tetramer

tet′ra•meric (-mĕrĭk) adj.
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