dimer

dimer

[dahy-mer]
noun Chemistry.
1.
a molecule composed of two identical, simpler molecules.
2.
a polymer derived from two identical monomers.
Compare oligomer.


Origin:
1905–10; di-1 + -mer

dimeric [dahy-mer-ik] , adjective
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dimer (ˈdaɪmə)
 
n
chem
 a.  a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
 b.  a compound consisting of dimers
 
[C20: from di-1 + -mer]

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dimer di·mer (dī'mər)
n.

  1. A molecule consisting of two identical simpler molecules.

  2. A chemical compound consisting of such molecules.


di·mer'ic (dī-měr'ĭk) adj.
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dimer   (dī'mər)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various chemical compounds made of two smaller identical or similar molecules (called monomers) that are linked together. Dimers are linked by hydrogen bonds, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Sucrose is a dimer composed of the monomers glucose and fructose.
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