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dimer

[dahy-mer] /ˈdaɪ mər/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a molecule composed of two identical, simpler molecules.
2.
a polymer derived from two identical monomers.
Compare oligomer.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; di-1 + -mer
Related forms
dimeric
[dahy-mer-ik] /daɪˈmɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dimeric

dimer

/ˈdaɪmə/
noun
1.
(chem)
  1. a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
  2. a compound consisting of dimers
Word Origin
C20: from di-1 + -mer
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dimeric in Medicine

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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dimeric in Science
dimer
  (dī'mər)   
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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