polymerism

polymerism

[puh-lim-uh-riz-uhm, pol-uh-muh-]
noun
1.
Chemistry. a polymeric state.
2.
Biology, Botany. a polymerous state.

Origin:
1825–35; polymer + -ism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To polymerism
Collins
World English Dictionary
polymer (ˈpɒlɪmə)
 
n
copolymer Compare oligomer a naturally occurring or synthetic compound, such as starch or Perspex, that has large molecules made up of many relatively simple repeated units
 
polymerism
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature