[ trahy-mer ]
/ ˈtraɪ mər /
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a molecule composed of three identical, simpler molecules.
a polymer derived from three identical monomers.
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Origin of trimer
OTHER WORDS FROM trimertri·mer·ic [trahy-mer-ik], /traɪˈmɛr ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby trimer
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British Dictionary definitions for trimer
/ (ˈtraɪmə) /
a polymer or a molecule of a polymer consisting of three identical monomers
Derived forms of trimertrimeric (traɪˈmɛrɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for trimer
[ trī′mər ]
Any of various chemical compounds made of three smaller identical or similar molecules (called monomers) that are linked together. Trimers are linked by hydrogen bonds, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Raffinose is a trimer composed of the monomers glucose, fructose, and galactose.
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