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trimer

[trahy-mer] /ˈtraɪ mər/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a molecule composed of three identical, simpler molecules.
2.
a polymer derived from three identical monomers.
Compare oligomer.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Greek trimerḗs having three parts. See tri-, -mer
Related forms
trimeric
[trahy-mer-ik] /traɪˈmɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trimeric

trimer

/ˈtraɪmə/
noun
1.
a polymer or a molecule of a polymer consisting of three identical monomers
Derived Forms
trimeric (traɪˈmɛrɪk) adjective
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trimeric in Science
trimer
  (trī'mər)   
Any of various chemical compounds made of three smaller identical or similar molecules (called monomers) that are linked together. Trimers are linked by hydrogen bonds, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Raffinose is a trimer composed of the monomers glucose, fructose, and galactose.
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