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Meaning of POLYMER

Pronunciation:  'pâlumur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  naturally occurring or synthetic; consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers

POLYMER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: chemical compound, compound, copolymer, lignin, ployurethan, polyamide, polymeric amide, polyurethane, trimer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pol"y*mer\, n. [See {Polymeric}.] (Chem.)
Any one of two or more substances related to each other by
polymerism; specifically, a substance produced from another
substance by chemical polymerization. [Formerly also written

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A large molecule formed by the combination of many similar smaller molecules (monomers).
 Definition: A molecule composed of repeated subunits.
Thesaurus Terms
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