tetramer

tetramer

[te-truh-mer]
noun
1.
a molecule composed of four identical, simpler molecules.
2.
a polymer derived from four identical monomers.
Compare oligomer.


Origin:
1905–10; tetra- + -mer

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tetramer tet·ra·mer (tět'rə-mər)
n.
A polymer consisting of four identical monomers.


tet'ra·mer'ic (-měr'ĭk) adj.
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