|a compound of high molecular weight derived either by the addition of many smaller molecules, as polyethylene, or by the condensation of many smaller molecules with the elimination of water, alcohol, or the like, as nylon.|
|the substance present in the greatest amout - usually liquid|
monomer mon·o·mer (mŏn'ə-mər)
The molecular unit that joins with similar units to form a polymer.
The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.
The subunit of a protein composed of several such units loosely associated with one another.
|monomer (mŏn'ə-mər) Pronunciation Key
A molecule that can combine with others of the same kind to form a polymer. Glucose molecules, for example, are monomers that can combine to form the polymer cellulose. Polymers can also be composed of different kinds of monomers.