oligomer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A polymer that consists of two, three, or four monomers.
- o·ligˌo·merˈic adjective
- o·ligˌo·merˌi·zaˈtion noun
oligomer - Science Definition
A molecule that consists of a relatively small and specifiable number of monomers (usually less than five). Unlike a polymer, if one of the monomers is removed from an oligomer, its chemical properties are altered.