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.