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

Nearby words

  1. tetrahydrozoline,
  2. tetrahymena,
  3. tetralite,
  4. tetralogy,
  5. tetralogy of fallot,
  6. tetramerous,
  7. tetrameter,
  8. tetramethyldiarsine,
  9. tetramethyllead,
  10. tetrandrous

Compare oligomer.

Origin of tetramer

First recorded in 1905–10; tetra- + -mer

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Medicine definitions for tetramer




A polymer consisting of four identical monomers.
Related formstet′ra•meric (-mĕrĭk) adj.

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